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The mother of one's grandmother or grandfather.
- ‘Being raised by both his mother in Maryland and his great-grandmother in the rural backwaters of North Carolina has given him, he says, a sense of perspective.’
- ‘I know my great-grandmother on my mother's side was also a Canadian.’
- ‘She was a wonderful friend, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be greatly missed.’
- ‘My mother speaks of my great-grandmother as if she knew her, even though she died many years before her birth.’
- ‘They have robbed us of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.