[grand-uhng-kuh l]


an uncle of one's father or mother; a great-uncle.

Origin of granduncle

1400–50; late Middle English. See grand-, uncle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for granduncle

Historical Examples of granduncle

  • My granduncle was, after his own fashion, a man of his word, no doubt.

  • Old Chatterton, the vicechancellor, is his granduncle or his greatgranduncle.


    James Joyce

  • After the death of my granduncle some of the family came to America.

    Sixty Years of California Song

    Margaret Blake-Alverson

  • I wish I could run away with that double pair of buffalo horns that belonged to Dr. Gleason's granduncle or somebody.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm

    Izola Forrester

  • Moreover at Easter Kunz was likewise to quit home, and go to Venice at my granduncle's behest.

British Dictionary definitions for granduncle



another name for great-uncle
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