grand·​daugh·​ter ˈgran(d)-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio)
: the daughter of one's son or daughter

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Zara Tindall Gave Birth in Her Bathroom Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, and husband Mike Tindall welcomed their third child together, a son, at home in her bathroom on March 21, a rep for the couple told PEOPLE. Grace Gavilanes, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2023 Palmetto bug), designed by founder William Croghan’s great-granddaughter, Mini Hay, and featured in Vogue magazine. Pamela Wright,, 1 Mar. 2023 This sentiment was echoed by the president's granddaughter, Naomi, who joined the first lady on the African trip. Justin Klawans, The Week, 25 Feb. 2023 Survivors include his children, Anne, Andrew and Lawrence; his granddaughter, Megan, and her husband, Craig; and his great-grandsons, Emery and Levi. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Feb. 2023 And playing the dual roles of George’s long-suffering muse and model, Dot, and her granddaughter, Maria, is the versatile Emily Lopez, who has a rich voice and endearing stage personality. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Feb. 2023 Biden will be joined by another granddaughter, Naomi, on this trip. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2023 A few years later, his granddaughter, Melissa Hart, helped lead the successful fight to defeat a ban on affirmative action in Colorado. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 Our host was Chiara Pepe, Emidio’s granddaughter, who now oversees the importing and global marketing of the winery. Peg San Felippo, Sun Sentinel, 13 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of granddaughter was in 1608

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“Granddaughter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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grand·​daugh·​ter ˈgran-ˌdȯt-ər How to pronounce granddaughter (audio)
: a daughter of one's son or daughter

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