grandson

noun
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 Terry Bowes, a grandmother from Arlington, confirmed that the weather was behind her visit to the collection of pirate artifacts with her grandson, James Elliot, 8. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 As the 10-year anniversary of Crowley's passing approached this year, Crowley's grandson, Brennan Crowley, set out to reinvigorate the charity. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, 10 July 2021 On his deathbed in 1983, Yerachmiel asked his grandson Eran Zahavy, then 18, to continue the search. New York Times, 2 July 2021 In this essay for PEOPLE, Elizabeth Taylor's grandson, Quinn Tivey, 35, an officer of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), writes about carrying on the late star's legacy of advocacy on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS. Quinn Tivey, PEOPLE.com, 30 June 2021 Gravel served two terms until he was defeated in the 1980 Democratic primary by Gruening's grandson, Clark Gruening, who lost the election to Republican Frank Murkowski. CBS News, 27 June 2021 Gravel served two terms until he was defeated in the 1980 Democratic primary by Gruening’s grandson, Clark Gruening, who lost the election to Republican Frank Murkowski. Fox News, 27 June 2021 Gravel served two terms until he was defeated in the 1980 Democratic primary by Gruening’s grandson, Clark Gruening, who lost the election to Republican Frank Murkowski. Anchorage Daily News, 27 June 2021 Two Senate terms later, Mr. Gravel lost a primary battle with Gruening’s grandson, Clark, who was then defeated in the general election by Frank H. Murkowski, a Republican and future Alaska governor. Washington Post, 27 June 2021

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First Known Use of grandson

1573, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grandson was in 1573

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17 Jul 2021

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“Grandson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandson. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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grandson

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grandson

: a son of your son or daughter

grandson

noun
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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