from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A sister of one's grandparent.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The sister of a grandfather or grandmother. In Great Britain generally grandaunt.
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- noun The
sisteror sister-in-lawof one’s grandparent, auntof one’s parent.
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- noun an aunt of your father or mother
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My relationship with Eva was closer than the term great-aunt usually suggests.
I called my great-aunt and made plans to go to her apartment in Rego Park, Queens, for the holiday.
I don’t want to call your great-aunt and tell her I murdered you by flea bomb.
Soon after college when my great-aunt's copy of "The Brown Derby Cookbook" was handed down to me, I began Cobb salad experiments in my own kitchen.
Joanna died in a violent robbery when I was three, and I continued to live with my great-aunt and great-uncle for two more years, before I was adopted by Kathryn, the only person I think of as “Mom.”
I separate peas and beans for my great-aunt, just like I do for Grandpa at his house.
"The boy's great-aunt, Angela Gilliam, said Lashaun was "doing good" and "taking it all in.
Our great-aunt had one of those old-fashioned exercise machines down there.
And she was my great-aunt Donna, someone that I know, someone whose voice I can hear in my head teasing me, rather than "my grandma's sister Donna, I don't know, she died when I was little" because twenty-five years ago, she got a kidney transplant.
Everyone in my line can change, from my grandfather to my great-aunt Doris.