grandnephew

noun
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 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 Tom is survived by his sister Joy Dorin (George) of Manchester, brother Bruce Watson of Miami Beach, nephew Andrew Dorin (Meagan)of Bolton, niece Kerry Watson of Rochester, and grandnephew George Dorin of Bolton. courant.com, "Thomas Watson," 4 Dec. 2019 Two were grandnephews Bill and Pete Koikos, who became co-owners when Bonduris returned to Greece in 1924. Eric Velasco, al, "Where are Birmingham’s oldest restaurants?," 12 Mar. 2020 Also,four great grandnieces Julia,Macy, and Peyton Epstein and Cecilia Swift, five great grandnephews, Nathan Epstein, Eric, Ignatius, Damien,and Augustine Swift. courant.com, "Mary R. Mayer," 13 Dec. 2019 In addition to Galindo, survivors include a niece, Susan Wilkerson, and great-grandnephew, Alexander Galindo. oregonlive, "William Luce, Oregon-born playwright, dies at 88," 12 Dec. 2019 Albert helped run Miles Laboratories — the company later known for making Alka-Seltzer — from its early stages, and Walter Beardsley, his grandnephew, played a leading role in the company as well. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "A rare sculpture in Elkhart surprised everyone when it sold for $7.5 million. Here's why.," 10 Dec. 2019 He is survived by his brother Robert Lindsay, his nephew Todd (Marisa) Lindsay, and three grandnephews. courant.com, "David J. Lindsay," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of grandnephew

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandnephew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandnephew. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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