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[gran-nees, grand-]
  1. a daughter of one's nephew or niece.
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Origin of grandniece

First recorded in 1820–30; grand- + niece
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Examples from the Web for grandniece

Historical Examples

  • Mother said you were up on the Bay then at your grandniece's—pretty girl.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • He married a grandniece of George Washington, and died in Tallahassee in 1847.

  • The grandniece of the Confessor became the reformer of the Scottish Church, and the redresser of its abuses.

  • Being the Dean's grandniece, she considered herself unconsciously a privileged person.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm

    Izola Forrester

  • My grandniece had to give up her job so she could stay home and take care of me.

British Dictionary definitions for grandniece


  1. another name for great-niece
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