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gramps

or gramp

[gramps] /græmps/
noun, Informal.
Origin of gramps
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; See origin at grandpa, -s4
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  • The one called gramp was screeching invectives at the grinning bystanders.

    Wanderer of Infinity Harl Vincent
  • "Very well," gramp assented; and that was all there was said about the accident.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • But I had just witnessed what befell gramp from smiling, and was afraid to risk it.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • Ad dropped his axe and stood looking at gramp, as if spellbound.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • gramp gave him all the following day to "mount" the eagle as a specimen.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • "All Christians are good people," gramp was accustomed to say.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • "That is a little different from what they used to tell me when I was a boy," gramp remarked.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • The fact was, that Ad had succeeded in interesting gramp in the trip.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • gramp at length came out where we were wheeling in the last of the stove-wood.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • Well, gramp, what was the idea of going to town an afternoon like this?

    Cursed

    George Allan England
Word Origin and History for gramp

1898, colloquial or dialectal shortening of grandpa.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gramp

gramps

noun

Grandfather; any old man: Need any help, gramps?

[1940s+; gramp is found by 1898]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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