[greyt-gran-muhth-er, -grand-, -gram-]


a grandmother of one's father or mother.

Origin of great-grandmother

First recorded in 1520–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for great-grandmother

Contemporary Examples of great-grandmother

Historical Examples of great-grandmother

  • Appear before this gay party, dressed like my own great-grandmother?

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • Why didn't old Rudolf the Third marry your—great-grandmother, was it?

  • If you are not like father or mother you may be like grandfather or great-grandmother.

    Almost A Man

    Mary Wood-Allen

  • The girl will feel as though her great-grandmother were a thief.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther

  • It is dated 1798, and was worked by Alice Knight, the author's great-grandmother.

Word Origin and History for great-grandmother

1520s, from great + grandmother.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper