grandson etymology

English word grandson comes from English son, English grand- (Of a generation removed from the original noun.)

Detailed word origin of grandson

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
son English (eng) (UK, colloquial) An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.. A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.. A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.. A male descendant.. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.. A male person who has such a close relationship with an [...]
grand- English (eng) Of a generation removed from the original noun.
grandson English (eng) A son of one's child.

Words with the same origin as grandson

Descendants of grand-
grandchild granddaughter grandmother grandpa