grand·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio) \

Definition of granddaughter

: the daughter of one's son or daughter

Examples of granddaughter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My son, daughter-in-law and 1-year-old granddaughter moved across the country two years ago and have not once come to see us. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 6 Nov. 2021 Besides her son Jody, who is also a musician, Ms. Maphis is survived by her daughter, Lorrie Harris, and a granddaughter., 29 Oct. 2021 Besides her son Jody, who is also a musician, Ms. Maphis is survived by her daughter, Lorrie Harris, and a granddaughter. New York Times, 29 Oct. 2021 Madie Nicpon was a beautiful and brilliant daughter, granddaughter, sister, and friend. Maria Pasquini,, 21 Oct. 2021 Curtis Burton’s daughter, Lynette Burton, and his granddaughter live across the street from the church. al, 19 Oct. 2021 Kennedy Bennett, a 21-year-old Gullah Geechee Mount Pleasant native, is the daughter and granddaughter of weavers. Washington Post, 31 July 2021 The daughter and granddaughter of opera singers, Waddingham quite literally grew up in the theater, and eventually, the family business of performing called to her as well. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 23 July 2021 According to the letter, Mexican officials then separated the daughter and granddaughter because of the daughter’s condition. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of granddaughter

1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of granddaughter was in 1608

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30 Nov 2021

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“Granddaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of your son or daughter


grand·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgran-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio) \

Kids Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of a person's son or daughter

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