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

  1. a grandmother of one's father or mother.

Origin of great-grandmother

First recorded in 1520–30

Words Nearby great-grandmother Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use great-grandmother in a sentence

  • You know full well that her great-grandfather led our great-grandmother astray.

    File No. 113 | Emile Gaboriau
  • Messia already reckons her seventy years, and is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

    The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • But the prince did not hint that she looked as the picture of his great-grandmother looked.

  • My great-grandmother's great-grandmother was a black kitten of the sacred white cat; and the river Nile made her his seventh wife.

    Caesar and Cleopatra | George Bernard Shaw
  • Mention must be made that Doa Paula's mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother had all gone by the name of Serena.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1 | Armando Palacio Valds