great-granduncle

[ greyt-grand-uhng-kuhl ]

noun
  1. an uncle of one's grandfather or grandmother.

Origin of great-granduncle

1
First recorded in 1800–10

Words Nearby great-granduncle

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How to use great-granduncle in a sentence

  • "It's my great-great-great-great-great-granduncle's fault," he sobbed.

    Over the Plum Pudding | John Kendrick Bangs
  • "My great-great-great-great-great-granduncle, the perpetual baby," said Hans, wiping his eyes.

    Over the Plum Pudding | John Kendrick Bangs
  • One night—the hundredth time—he teased Tabitha to tell him something new about his great-granduncle.

    Twice Told Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • One night, the hundredth time, he teased Tabitha to tell him something new about his great-granduncle.

    Twice-Told Tales | Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • And that he most likely inherited from his great-granduncle.

    Dave Porter in the Far North | Edward Stratemeyer