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 His grandnephew succeeded him, but the monarchy ended when the war did. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2014 Her sister said after staying inside last year and missing celebrations and holidays, Barrows had many plans for after she was vaccinated, including driving to Florida to meet her newborn grandnephew. Fox News, 25 June 2021 The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers’ great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht. NBC News, 24 Mar. 2021 The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers' great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht. Marcia Dunn, The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2021 David B Haight, who was the grandnephew of Isaac Haight, one of the principal participants in the massacre. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 May 2020 In my case, my 2-year-old grandnephew, James, lives in Duluth, not far from the terminus of Enbridge's Line 3 — a 1,000-mile pipeline being constructed to deliver tar-sands oil from Alberta. Jack Uldrich, Star Tribune, 17 Dec. 2020 Talanei reports that Leauma was a grandnephew of the governor. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2020 Kennedy, a rising star in the Democratic Party, is the grandson of the late senator and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and grandnephew of the late President John F. Kennedy. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 1 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of grandnephew

1596, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandnephew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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