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english.stackexchange.com/questions/34528/why-is-it-grandfather-but-great-uncle

This would suggest grand-uncle as the preferred form but in fact, as your chart shows, great-uncle is more common. Perhaps what is going on is that both words are possible English forms of grand-oncle, but for some reason grand-uncle does not feel appropriate, leaving the way clear for great-uncle to become standard. They are both used, and ...

www.thefreedictionary.com/great-uncle

Define great-uncle. great-uncle synonyms, great-uncle pronunciation, great-uncle translation, English dictionary definition of great-uncle. or great uncle n. A brother or brother-in-law of one's grandparent.

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A grand uncle, also sometimes called a great uncle, is the uncle of one's parent. As such, he is also the brother of one of a person's grandparents. To a grand uncle, a person is a grand nephew or great nephew. There is some discussion among genealogists as to whether the correct term is "grand uncle" or "great uncle."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle

A grand-uncle or granduncle or great-uncle is the brother of one's grandparent. Half-great-uncle or half-granduncle is the half-brother of one's grandparent. Great-uncle-in-law or granduncle-in-law is the husband of one's great-aunt or grandaunt (sister of one's grandparent).

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A Grand Uncle is the brother of a Grandma or Grandpa. The Grandma/Grandpa refer to their children by first name but from the Grand Uncle perspective they are his niece and nephew.

www.reference.com/family/difference-between-great-aunt-grand-aunt-352596743acb7109

Although grand-aunt or uncle is the official title, grand-aunts and uncles are often referred to as great-aunts and uncles, and many families simply use the title "aunt" for grand- and great-grandaunts and uncles. The title of great or grand-aunt also applies to sister-in-laws, not just sisters by blood.

www.familytreemagazine.com/.../now-what/aunts-and-uncles-grand-not-great

Aunts and Uncles: Grand, Not Great ... Great-aunt or great-uncle is a lot like second cousin: It’s common practice for people to call their grandparents’ siblings by these terms, just as they often refer to first cousins’ children as second cousins—but neither is technically correct.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granduncle

Granduncle definition is - an uncle of one's father or mother. Recent Examples on the Web. But whereas his granduncle has a track record of operational performance and investing acumen, Rozek appears to have been a beneficiary of a confluence of events with a dash of humility. — Fortune, "Warren Buffett's Grandnephew Skirts Comparisons and Beats the Market Anyway," 27 Dec. 2017 C...

www.thefreedictionary.com/granduncle

Define granduncle. granduncle synonyms, granduncle pronunciation, granduncle translation, English dictionary definition of granduncle. n. See great-uncle. n another name for great-uncle n. an uncle of one's father or mother; great-uncle.

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Granduncle definition, an uncle of one's father or mother; a great-uncle. See more.