[greyt-ant, -ahnt]

Origin of great-aunt

First recorded in 1650–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for great-aunt

Contemporary Examples of great-aunt

  • "I'm very shocked about it," says Willa Lou Duley, Shaquan's great-aunt by marriage, when reached at home by phone.

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    The Copycat Killer Mom

    Harriet McLeod

    August 17, 2010

Historical Examples of great-aunt

British Dictionary definitions for great-aunt



  1. an aunt of one's father or mother; sister of one's grandfather or grandmother
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