grandchild

noun
grand·​child | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce grandchild (audio) \

Definition of grandchild

: the child of one's son or daughter

Examples of grandchild in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Casey White has two children – a son and a daughter – and a 2-year-old grandchild. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 13 May 2022 And no wise grandparent who wants to spend time with a grandchild will openly defy that child’s parents. cleveland, 3 Apr. 2022 And no wise grandparent who wants to spend time with a grandchild will openly defy that child’s parents. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2022 And no wise grandparent who wants to spend time with a grandchild will openly defy that child’s parents. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 3 Apr. 2022 Probably there’d be a third grandchild for a Rose, too. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Mar. 2022 With a new grandchild for the first time this month, Formica gained a new perspective. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 25 Jan. 2022 Studies have shown the presence of a grandmother can positively impact a grandchild's life, James Rilling, professor of anthropology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, told USA TODAY. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021 Family Christian Center hired Smith, a church member and Valparaiso University student, to babysit the Munseys’ grandchild in their Schererville home in the 1400 Block of Wilderness Drive on May 29, 2015, the lawsuit stated. Meredith Colias-pete, chicagotribune.com, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'grandchild.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of grandchild

1569, in the meaning defined above

Buying Guide

Find the best baby gear selected by our Reviews team.

Learn More About grandchild

Time Traveler for grandchild

Time Traveler

The first known use of grandchild was in 1569

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near grandchild

grand chain

grandchild

grand choeur

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for grandchild

Last Updated

19 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Grandchild.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandchild. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for grandchild

grandchild

noun
grand·​child | \ ˈgrand-ˌchīld How to pronounce grandchild (audio) , ˈgran- \
plural grandchildren\ -​ˌchil-​drən \

Kids Definition of grandchild

: a child of a person's son or daughter

More from Merriam-Webster on grandchild

Nglish: Translation of grandchild for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of grandchild for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!