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grandchild

[gran-chahyld] /ˈgrænˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural grandchildren.
1.
a child of one's son or daughter.
Origin of grandchild
1580-1590
1580-90; grand- + child
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  • The only sounds were the bird-calls, and the voices of the cook's grandchildren, who were playing on the other side of the house.

    The Little Colonel's Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
  • He has had nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

  • The mother who lives in her children and her grandchildren has the peculiar privilege of not knowing the grief of becoming old.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • You can't hold him responsible for everything his grandchildren do, I guess!

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • The children of most of them are now gray with years, and have seen their grandchildren.

    The Memories of Fifty Years William H. Sparks
British Dictionary definitions for grandchildren

grandchild

/ˈɡrænˌtʃaɪld/
noun (pl) -children (-ˌtʃɪldrən)
1.
the son or daughter of one's child
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Word Origin and History for grandchildren

grandchild

n.

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

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