grand·​son | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌsən How to pronounce grandson (audio) \

Definition of grandson

: the son of one's son or daughter

Examples of grandson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Larry Morris attended the open house with his grandson Zaire, 7, who said the experience was cool. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, "West End residents toured FC stadium, reflect on what it means for their neighborhood," 3 May 2021 Big Papa's grandson enters a time machine and learns about significant moments in African American history. Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune, "'Owls' and 'Sharks' lead the list of Minnesota Book Award winners," 29 Apr. 2021 Patrick Daley Thompson, nephew and grandson of the city’s two legendary mayors, was charged Thursday as part of a federal investigation into the collapse of a clout-heavy bank in his family’s longtime Bridgeport neighborhood, records show. John Byrne,, "Chicago Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson, nephew of Richard M. Daley, hit with federal charges in bank case," 29 Apr. 2021 In his meeting with the #DallasCowboys, @TexasFootball's Joseph Ossai gets asked about his skills, his leadership & even his battles with Jerry Jones’ grandson. Dallas News, "Joseph Ossai discusses Texas football experience with Jerry Jones, Mike McCarthy," 29 Apr. 2021 By age 88, Calment had outlived her parents, husband, only child, son-in-law and grandson. New York Times, "How Long Can We Live?," 28 Apr. 2021 The son of a Republican president and grandson of a Republican senator hasn’t seemed quite as comfortable in the party since. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "George W. Bush is a stranger in a strange land in today's GOP," 27 Apr. 2021 Getting a little too close to Ed’s daughter Shannon and grandson Danny. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, "Gangs of London Recap: Rival Interests," 25 Apr. 2021 Those decades of uncertainty and trauma might have driven the victim’s grandson to become a cop or a prosecutor. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, "CSI Houston: How a Texas lab has remade the science of forensics," 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of grandson

1573, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2021

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“Grandson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of grandson

: a son of your son or daughter


grand·​son | \ ˈgrand-ˌsən How to pronounce grandson (audio) , ˈgran- \

Kids Definition of grandson

: a son of someone's son or daughter

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