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 Van Horn of Springfield, Missouri, and Brian Van Horn of Durham, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Community remembers longtime Delafield Town Board member who made yearly trips to Haiti to help others," 18 Nov. 2020 Metzger is survived by his partner, Mary Arnold; six children; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, according to a post on his website. Concepción De León New York Times, Star Tribune, "Tom Metzger, white supremacist leader who led neo-Nazi skinheads, dies at 82," 15 Nov. 2020 Gilby has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "101-year old female veteran from Fallbrook recalls WII service," 11 Nov. 2020 But always there was a longing to hold her, caress a hand, put a great-grandchild on her lap. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, "'Nothing like a real hug.' Minnesota mom, son reunited after months apart in quarantine," 15 Jan. 2021 Lumpkin is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter, several grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Fox News, "Member of famed Tuskegee Airmen dies from coronavirus," 10 Jan. 2021 The first couple took in Lovato's video as the new president held his baby grandchild. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "6 major 'Celebrating America' moments, from Justin Timberlake in Memphis to Katy Perry's epic firework finale," 21 Jan. 2021 My college aged grandchild has had a recent positive antibody test despite having had no symptoms. Annie Vainshtein,, "Can I safely visit my grandson if he has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies?," 15 Jan. 2021 The newest Tindall will be the Queen and Philip's ninth great-grandchild. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth's Granddaughter Zara Tindall Is Pregnant with Her Third Child," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of grandchild

1569, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandchild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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