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 Haley is the daughter of Lucy Eddy Fox and granddaughter of Roger W. Eddy., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 25 Nov. 2020 Rodriguez, granddaughter of the late farmworker union leader César Chávez, was national political director on Sen. Kamala Harris' 2016 presidential team before coming to the Biden campaign, and served in the Obama administration. Steve Peoples,, "Joe Biden filling top White House staff positions with campaign veterans," 17 Nov. 2020 Zara Tindall is the younger child of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips and the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth. Michael Stillwell, Town & Country, "The British Royal Family Tree," 11 Nov. 2020 Young was born in Brooklyn, New York, the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants and the daughter of two teachers. Hannah K. Sparling, The Enquirer, "'What will it take to break down the walls?' Michele Young has spent her life tackling obstacles.," 8 Nov. 2020 This is the second run for Congress for Jacobs, granddaughter of billionaire Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jacobs leads Gomez in 53rd Congressional District race," 3 Nov. 2020 She’s also the granddaughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, whom she was named after. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Eunice Kennedy Shriver Wore Her Grandmother’s Dior Wedding Dress to Get Married in Miami," 2 Nov. 2020 Like Sophie, Taubes was the daughter of a psychoanalyst and the granddaughter of a renowned rabbi. Becca Rothfeld, The New Republic, "The Fiercely Despairing Fiction of Susan Taubes," 16 Oct. 2020 Lynne Lugosi Sparks, granddaughter of actor Bela Lugosi, will give a keynote speech and take part in a panel on Dracula. Laura Latzko, The Arizona Republic, "Horror movie fans, Phoenix FearCon is online this year. Here's how to tune in," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of granddaughter

1608, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Granddaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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