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[gran-suhn, grand-] /ˈgrænˌsʌn, ˈgrænd-/
a son of one's son or daughter.
Origin of grandson
1580-90; grand- + son Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • M. Gerson and his grandson had disappeared silently in a covered country cart hermetically closed.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • "They're the only sane folks I've met among your friends," he had told his grandson.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • No, he was not inspiring, this grandson of the Plymouth Rock, with the thin voice.

    One Woman's Life Robert Herrick
  • Her husband and grandson were the man and boy at work in the grounds.

    The Yates Pride Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Colonel Butler seated himself in his accustomed chair and awaited the advent of his grandson.

    The Flag Homer Greene
British Dictionary definitions for grandson


/ˈɡrænsʌn; ˈɡrænd-/
a son of one's son or daughter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for grandson

1580s, from grand + son.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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