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grandson

[gran-suhn, grand-] /ˈgrænˌsʌn, ˈgrænd-/
noun
1.
a son of one's son or daughter.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; grand- + son
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  • My grandson's favorite ice cream is a cherry thing with chocolate swirls.
  • Half a century later his grandson, also a hat seller, set down his wares under the same tree for a nap.
  • Yeah, my two granddaughters and grandson's favorite subject in school is mathematics.
  • My children have never asked to buy sweets in a supermarket, my grandson asks for cauliflower.
  • Her seven-year-old grandson, she says, had picked out an escape route.
  • One boat over, someone mentions maybe going to his grandson's baseball game later.
  • In the midst of the campaign she stopped for a photography session with her grandson on the day he was born.
  • If his grandson hadn't been holding him up, he'd have pitched straight forward onto his face.
  • After lunch, my father made a quick stop in the gift shop to buy something for his grandson-to-be.
  • He was the patriarch's first grandson and chosen heir.
British Dictionary definitions for grandson

grandson

/ˈɡrænsʌn; ˈɡrænd-/
noun
1.
a son of one's son or daughter
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Word Origin and History for grandson
n.

1580s, from grand + son.

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