Meaning of “grandchild” in the English Dictionary

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"grandchild" in British English

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grandchildnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡræn.tʃaɪld/ us /ˈɡræn.tʃaɪld/ plural grandchildren

A2 the child of your son or daughter


  • We love looking after our grandchild.
  • I hope I live to see my grandchildren.
  • She was looking forward to seeing the grandchildren again.
  • She's got photographs of all her grandchildren on the mantelpiece.
  • We've got two grandchildren - a three-year-old girl and a baby boy.

(Definition of “grandchild” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grandchild" in American English

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grandchildnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡræn·tʃɑɪld/ plural grandchildren /ˈɡrænˌtʃɪl·drən/

the child of a person’s son or daughter

(Definition of “grandchild” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)