great-granduncle

[greyt-grand-uhng-kuh l]
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noun

an uncle of one's grandfather or grandmother.

Nearby words

  1. great-grandmother,
  2. great-grandnephew,
  3. great-grandniece,
  4. great-grandparent,
  5. great-grandson,
  6. great-hearted,
  7. great-nephew,
  8. great-niece,
  9. great-uncle,
  10. greatcoat

Origin of great-granduncle

First recorded in 1800–10

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for great-granduncle

  • 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