grand·​neph·​ew ˈgran(d)-ˈnef-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce grandnephew (audio)
 chiefly British  -ˈnev-
: a grandson of one's brother or sister

Examples of grandnephew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That includes paying at least $150,000 in boarding school tuition for a Thomas grandnephew who was being raised by the justice. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 The next year, Dixon gave Thomas $5,000 to put toward his grandnephew’s tuition. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, 18 Dec. 2023 Those include the purchase of Justice Thomas’s motor coach, the payment of private school tuition for a grandnephew whom the justice was raising and the justice’s mother’s home in an undisclosed real estate deal. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 ProPublica also revealed Crow purchased three properties belonging to the justice and his family, and paid for two years of tuition at private schools for Thomas' grandnephew, which the justice did not disclose on financial disclosure forms. CBS News, 24 May 2023 The whiskey is named after Baker Beam, the grandnephew of Jim Beam himself and a distiller who worked at the distillery for nearly four decades. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2023 Crow also purchased three Georgia properties from Thomas and his family members in 2014 and paid for the private boarding school tuition of Thomas’ grandnephew, both of which Thomas did not disclose, ProPublica reported. Ken Tran, USA TODAY, 7 May 2023 Those include buying the home where Thomas’s mother lives, and paying $150,000 or more in boarding school tuition for a grandnephew Thomas was raising. Emily Caldwell, Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2023 Reporters at ProPublica found that real estate tycoon Harlan Crow had paid for Thomas’ teenage grandnephew to go to a private boarding school. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grandnephew was in 1596

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“Grandnephew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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grand·​neph·​ew -ˈnef-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce grandnephew (audio)
: a grandson of one's brother or sister
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