Definition of Great-aunt

1. Noun. An aunt of your father or mother.

Exact synonyms: Grandaunt
Generic synonyms: Aunt, Auntie, Aunty



Definition of Great-aunt

1. Noun. The sister or sister-in-law of one’s grandparent, aunt of one’s parent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Great-aunt

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1847)
"Great-uncle and great-aunt. The brother of the grandfather or The nephews and nieces of uncles and aunts are cousins to each other, or second cousins, ..."

2. Personal Sketches of His Own Times by Jonah Barrington, Townsend Young (1871)
"A great-aunt of mine, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, whose husband, Stephen, possessed the castle of Moret, near Bally-Brittis and not very far fram Cullenagh, ..."

3. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Madam Leverett was her Great Aunt. I went first to the Funeral of Mr. John Marshall, a very desirable Merchant, and then to hers. 22. 7. ..."

4. Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of King by Gilbert Burnet (1850)
"... the Scots proclaimed hie son king, and sent over Sir George Win- cam, that married my great aunt, to treat with him while he was in the iele of Jersey. ..."

5. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry; Famous Characters by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"An orphan brought up by his great aunt Miss Fawley, he assists her in her bakery and then becomes apprentice to a stonemason, dreaming dreams, meanwhile, ..."

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