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[gran-chahyld] /ˈgrænˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural grandchildren.
a child of one's son or daughter.
Origin of grandchild
1580-90; grand- + child Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The latter was sometimes known as Dajhbog, but in old folk-songs the Sun is Dajhbogs grandchild.

  • You have stolen my grandchild's heart from me; with a thousand inventions you have driven her mad!

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • Great was the grief of wife and grandchild; great was the importance of Iémon, now in very fact Master of Tamiya.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • She had no friend of her own age; she was sure she should like the grandchild of her dear Mrs. Leslie.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Soon she spied the young man, and said to him: "My grandchild, where did you come from and whither are you bound?"

    Myths and Legends of the Sioux Marie L. McLaughlin
British Dictionary definitions for grandchild


noun (pl) -children (-ˌtʃɪldrən)
the son or daughter of one's child
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for grandchild

1580s, graundchilde, from grand (adj.) + child. Related: Grandchildren.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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