grand·​ba·​by | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌbā-bē How to pronounce grandbaby (audio) \

Definition of grandbaby

: an infant grandchild

Examples of grandbaby in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With each 60-mile round-trip drive from her home in Sand Rock, a small community in northeast Alabama, to Gadsden for daily radiation treatments, Sharon Beck is counting down the days until her first grandbaby is born in a month or so. Michelle Matthews |, al, "At end of her cancer journey, this mom stands triumphant," 7 June 2020 On the way to his mother’s house, Tristian picked up his mother’s sister and her grandbaby. Carol Robinson |, al, "‘I want to know why’: Alabama Army recruiter’s ambush slaying still a mystery," 13 Mar. 2020 But Sister Loretta at church wanted one for her grandbaby, and that one had to be pink. Tiphanie Yanique, The New Yorker, "God’s Caravan," 28 Oct. 2019 He is survived by his wife Shirley Tyre Maddox, daughter, Tari O'Toole, & 2 sons, Steve (Kit) & Scott, grandchildren, Kimberly Fann (Jud), & Eric O'Toole, & great grandbaby, Wesley Cole Fann., "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/26," 26 July 2019 Kris Jenner is getting ready for another grandbaby! Jen Juneau,, "Kris Jenner Splurges During Pink-Powered Shopping Spree with Pregnant Khloé Kardashian," 8 Mar. 2018 Because of Dylann Roof, Felicia Sanders had been forced to play dead by lying in her dying son's blood, while holding her hand over her whimpering grandbaby's mouth. Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, GQ, "A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof," 21 Aug. 2017 My newest great joy is our grandbaby daughter, Caroline. Malaika Fraley, The Mercury News, "Pleasanton: Middle school teacher, 61, killed in traffic collision," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of grandbaby

1830, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2020

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“Grandbaby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of grandbaby

informal : a grandchild who is a baby

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