[greyt-gran-pair-uh nt, -par-, -grand-]


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

Nearby words

  1. great-granddaughter,
  2. great-grandfather,
  3. great-grandmother,
  4. great-grandnephew,
  5. great-grandniece,
  6. great-grandson,
  7. great-granduncle,
  8. great-hearted,
  9. great-nephew,
  10. great-niece

Origin of great-grandparent

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for great-grandparent

  • Often it is one that was worn by the baby's mother, father, or even its grand or great-grandparent.

    Etiquette|Emily Post