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 Kenneth Duckworth is a retired education professor at the University of Louisville who, after spending more than a decade of his retirement living in Eugene, Oregon, moved back to Louisville last May to be near children and grandchildren. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Gerth: TARC tried to pump the brakes on Christmas kindness because of screwed-up policy," 13 Jan. 2020 In June 2009, Young crafted a will naming Lovest and 12 of her children and grandchildren as the beneficiaries of 99 percent of his estate; 1 percent would go to his brother, Irvin Byrd. Deirdra Funcheon, Washington Post, "Who Should Get the Artwork of Purvis Young?," 8 Jan. 2020 Especially among the children and grandchildren of the victims, this conception of the Holocaust seems to have hardened into a fixture of contemporary identity. Peter E. Gordon, The New York Review of Books, "Why Historical Analogy Matters," 7 Jan. 2020 The Bryants have two children and three grandchildren. Arkansas Online, "UCA archivist resigns to take lead for Arkansas Heritage," 31 Dec. 2019 Graff is survived by four children and two grandchildren. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Beloved Bay Area hot dog vendor Jimmy Graff dies unexpectedly at 49," 30 Dec. 2019 But their children and grandchildren may feel more enthusiastic about a world with much less alcohol. The Economist, "The World in 2020 Drinking is going out of style," 30 Dec. 2019 There’s been a shift as more members of Congress spend more time online and worry about the implications of data privacy for their children and grandchildren. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "New California Law Giving Consumers Control Over Their Data Sets Off a Scramble," 18 Dec. 2019 But things changed when Gondesen’s children and grandchildren recently got involved. Joelle Goldstein,, "Christmas Song That 83-Year-Old Great-Grandpa Wrote in the '60s Finally Makes Its Radio Debut," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of grandchild

1569, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grandchild was in 1569

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17 Jan 2020

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“Grandchild.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of grandchild

: a child of your son or daughter


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

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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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