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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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  • Then gramps sat at the head of the table and Gram at the foot.

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  • "Think, boy, and quit calling me sir," gramps said impatiently.

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  • gramps looked at him oddly, but Bud was too surprised and delighted to notice.

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  • gramps' tone remained caustic but Bud refused to be ruffled.

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  • "Don't you work too hard," she said, and went off to offer some lemonade to gramps.

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  • Anything that was not a bean must be a weed, gramps had said, and Bud acted accordingly.

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  • A sudden bellow from gramps was as startling as the wail of a fire engine.

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  • gramps emptied his plate first, pushed it back and sighed contentedly.

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  • Evidently as brisk as he had been in the early morning, gramps bounced from his chair.

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  • "But now I got a boy to help me with all the chores I used to do," gramps said.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gramps

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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