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[gran-daw-ter] /ˈgrænˌdɔ tər/
a daughter of one's son or daughter.
Origin of granddaughter
1605-15; grand- + daughter Unabridged
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  • I have lost my son, but I have found his child—my granddaughter.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • My granddaughter, you may have heard, is engaged to an Englishman.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • “Think what this would mean to your granddaughter,” interposed Harvey Maxwell.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • They fear this child—my granddaughter, seated there before you.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • I and my granddaughter are going to marry two brothers—the consequence is, she and I will be sisters-in-law.

British Dictionary definitions for granddaughter


a daughter of one's son or daughter
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Word Origin and History for granddaughter

also grand daughter, 1610s, from grand (adj.) + daughter.

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