a daughter of one's nephew or niece; grandniece.

Origin of great-niece

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

Examples from the Web for great-niece

Historical Examples of great-niece

  • And again Lord Dennis fixed his shrewd glance on his great-niece.

    The Patrician

    John Galsworthy

  • “There, there,” Aunt Betty responded, as she put her arm about the shoulder of her great-niece.

    Dorothy's Triumph

    Evelyn Raymond

  • "Well, we will pass that point," his great-niece relented again.

  • "I am Mrs. Scarsdale, Lady Diana's great-niece," she said quietly.

    Her Ladyship's Elephant

    David Dwight Wells

  • Well, since he calls me his great-niece, I suppose he is my grand-uncle.

    Eve to the Rescue

    Ethel Hueston

British Dictionary definitions for great-niece




a daughter of one's nephew or niece; granddaughter of one's brother or sister
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