grandaunt

noun
grand·​aunt | \ ˈgrand-ˈant How to pronounce grandaunt (audio) , -ˈänt \

Definition of grandaunt

: the aunt of one's father or mother

called also great-aunt

Examples of grandaunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Initially, the group was run by advisors handpicked by Birla’s grandaunt, Priyamvada Birla. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A flamboyant Indian industrialist is now chased by a bank his ancestor founded," 17 June 2019 Burns is one of many black people who, in addition to biological mothers, have aunts, grandaunts, or other women who have played a hand in their upbringing. Brandon T. Harden, Philly.com, "They may not get a holiday, but 'aunts' are the backbone of the black community," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of grandaunt

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandaunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandaunt. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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