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[gran-nef-yoo, -nev-yoo, grand-] /ˈgrænˌnɛf yu, -ˌnɛv yu, ˈgrænd-/
a son of one's nephew or niece.
Origin of grandnephew
1630-40; grand- + nephew Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At any rate, it was built by the immortal patriot's grandnephew, and it takes its name from the Washington homestead in England.

  • They did not know the mettle that was in this grandnephew of the great Gustavus.

    Historic Boys Elbridge Streeter Brooks
  • But we have his grandnephew, Humphrey; and, if I mistake not, we shall have his grandson—if kisses mean anything.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • He had no son of his own, but desired to make his power hereditary, and chose his grandnephew Octavius as his heir.

  • The title and estates passed to his grandnephew, but half a million or so of money came to her.

    Sophy of Kravonia Anthony Hope
  • This captain was a grandnephew of Sir John Suckling the poet, and one of the great men of the family—himself acknowledging it.

  • So you have soon become tired of the streets of London, grandnephew!

    With Clive in India G. A. Henty
  • "So you are my grandnephew," he said, holding out what Charlie considered to be a very limp and flabby hand towards him.

    With Clive in India G. A. Henty
  • My pretty Margery, did you know that my grandnephew, whom you praise so warmly, has a boy's love for your Happie?

    Six Girls and the Tea Room Marion Ames Taggart
  • Caesar's successor was his grandnephew Octavius, usually called Augustus, which was one of his titles.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
British Dictionary definitions for grandnephew


/ˈɡrænˌnɛvjuː; -ˌnɛfjuː; ˈɡrænd-/
another name for great-nephew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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