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great-grandfather

[greyt-gran-fah-th er, -grand-] /ˌgreɪtˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, -ˈgrænd-/
noun
1.
a grandfather of one's father or mother.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15
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  • His grandfather and great-grandfather were pastors, too.
  • It will be a far remove from his great-grandfather's original ideas.
  • Neil's father and grandfather and great-grandfather were all coal miners.
Word Origin and History for great-grandfather
n.

1510s, from great + grandfather.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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