grand·​neph·​ew | \ ˈgran(d)-ˈnef-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce grandnephew (audio) , chiefly British -ˈnev- \

Definition of grandnephew

: a grandson of one's brother or sister

Examples of grandnephew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers’ great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht. NBC News, "Part of Wright brothers’ 1st airplane on NASA’s Mars chopper," 24 Mar. 2021 The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers' great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht. Marcia Dunn, The Enquirer, "From Ohio to Mars: Part of Wright brothers' first plane on NASA's Mars chopper," 24 Mar. 2021 David B Haight, who was the grandnephew of Isaac Haight, one of the principal participants in the massacre. The Salt Lake Tribune, "How an accidental historian won over critics and shed light on two of Mormonism’s darkest hours," 10 May 2020 In my case, my 2-year-old grandnephew, James, lives in Duluth, not far from the terminus of Enbridge's Line 3 — a 1,000-mile pipeline being constructed to deliver tar-sands oil from Alberta. Jack Uldrich, Star Tribune, "Ebenezer Scrooge, Line 3 and me (and all of us, every one)," 17 Dec. 2020 Talanei reports that Leauma was a grandnephew of the governor. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Longtime North County resident dies in crash in American Samoa," 17 Sep. 2020 Kennedy, a rising star in the Democratic Party, is the grandson of the late senator and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and grandnephew of the late President John F. Kennedy. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, "Kennedy dynasty on the line in Senate primary showdown against AOC-backed Markey," 1 Sep. 2020 Among those speaking in support of the pardon was Duluth police Chief Mike Tusken, a grandnephew of Irene Tusken's. NBC News, "Minnesota pardons Black man in century-old lynching case," 12 June 2020 And he is survived by 13 grandnieces and grandnephews. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Kroger worker James Andres dies of coronavirus at 60," 11 May 2020

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First Known Use of grandnephew

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandnephew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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