great-grandfather

[ greyt-gran-fah-th er, -grand- ]
/ ˌgreɪtˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, -ˈgrænd- /
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noun

a grandfather of one's father or mother.

Nearby words

  1. great-circle sailing,
  2. great-circle track,
  3. great-grandaunt,
  4. great-grandchild,
  5. great-granddaughter,
  6. great-grandmother,
  7. great-grandnephew,
  8. great-grandniece,
  9. great-grandparent,
  10. great-grandson

Origin of great-grandfather

First recorded in 1505–15

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Word Origin and History for great-grandfather

great-grandfather

n.

1510s, from great + grandfather.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper