grand·​daugh·​ter | \ˈgran(d)-ˌdȯ-tər \

Definition of granddaughter 

: the daughter of one's son or daughter

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Only this time, Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson may also be in danger, and Laurie has to work with Michael’s new doctor, Sartain (Haluk Bilginer) to bring Michael’s reign of terror to an end. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The new Halloween is a slasher movie with an actual message," 19 Oct. 2018 Syd is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary (Svejk) Goodrich; two sons, Mark Goodrich and Julie, and Glenn Goodrich; and his two treasured granddaughters, Jillian and Isla Kate. Hartford Courant,, "Sydney R. Goodrich," 14 July 2018 Among the vanished belongings: The urn containing the ashes of her infant granddaughter, Miracle Young. Kevin Crowe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'He'll evict you in a minute.' Landlord quietly becomes a force in Milwaukee rental business...and eviction court," 13 July 2018 His family is expected to release a statement on Thursday, his granddaughter, Samantha Dawson, told the Free Press. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Who was Darryl Rogers? An offensive innovator with an acerbic wit," 12 July 2018 Dogatzis, Peter, age 67, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on July 6, 2018Peter is survived by his sons, Padelis Dogagis (Angela), Geronimos Dogagis, and granddaughter, Katherine Dogagis., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/11," 11 July 2018 There, Hero meets the faith healer’s granddaughter, Rosalyn, who does hair and makeup, and who pulls her into the local community. Anita Felicelli, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘America Is Not the Heart,’ by Elaine Castillo," 25 May 2018 Maud is a granddaughter of Prince Michael of Kent, who is a cousin of the Queen. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Who Is Maud Windsor? What to Know About Princess Eugenie’s Adorable Bridesmaid," 12 Oct. 2018 Her riches come from being the great-granddaughter of one of Hawaii’s largest landowners. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Seattle Times, "Judge appoints bank trustee for Hawaiian heiress’ millions," 10 Sep. 2018

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1608, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of your son or daughter


grand·​daugh·​ter | \ˈgran-ˌdȯ-tər \

Kids Definition of granddaughter

: a daughter of a person's son or daughter

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