grand·​son ˈgran(d)-ˌsən How to pronounce grandson (audio)
: the son of one's son or daughter

Examples of grandson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amid the family photos, J.J. included images of his mom Connie Watt posing with her three young sons and playing with her grandson on a playground. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 13 May 2024 Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been under hospice care for over a year, voted in Georgia’s May primary last week, his grandson said in a new interview. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for grandson 

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Word History

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grandson was in 1573

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“Grandson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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grand·​son ˈgran(d)-ˌsən How to pronounce grandson (audio)
: a son of one's son or daughter

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