grand·​son | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌsən \

Definition of grandson 

: the son of one's son or daughter

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Stallard’s 12-year-old grandson was shopping with him in the store when he was gunned down, Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf said Thursday. Dylan Lovan, The Seattle Times, "Hate crime considered in Kentucky grocery shooting," 26 Oct. 2018 Dale had foot surgery Thursday, putting him off his feet for the next four to six weeks, while his wife, sons, and 13-year-old grandson are giving extra help around the barn to pick up the slack. Caleb Parke, Fox News, "Dairy farm turns to GoFundMe for survival," 24 Aug. 2018 Maybe her grandson was sweet-talking her after all. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Body Language Experts Analyze Queen Elizabeth's Relationship With Her Grandchildren," 1 Aug. 2018 His grandson, John Paul Getty III, is a long-haired hippie. Elena Nicolaou,, "All The Money In The World," 22 Mar. 2018 Elliott isn’t looking to oust Alex Ricard—the grandson of Paul—as CEO nor to pressure Pernod to sell itself, said a person familiar with its thinking. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Elliott Takes Big Stake in Pernod, Maker of Absolut, Chivas Regal," 12 Dec. 2018 The bulk of the action is a longtime favorite fable an elderly man (Peter Falk) is reading to his grandson (Fred Savage), who starts out as a reluctant listener but gradually gets into the story. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The Verge’s guide to tolerable family streaming entertainment," 21 Nov. 2018 Translation: The great-grandchildren of the Queen will not automatically receive HRHs, with the exception of the Prince Charles's oldest grandson, a.k.a Prince George. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Kids Won't Be Princes or Princesses," 15 Oct. 2018 McCain was the son and grandson of admirals and followed them to the U.S. Naval Academy. Laurie Kellman, Fox News, "McCain services set for Phoenix, Washington and Annapolis," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of grandson

1573, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of grandson

: a son of your son or daughter


grand·​son | \ ˈgrand-ˌsən, ˈgran-\

Kids Definition of grandson

: a son of someone's son or daughter

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