Origin of gran
Examples from the Web for gran
Attempts to export shale oil and gas, for example, have run smack into legal and regulatory barriers as old as a Gran Torino.Bringing U.S. Energy Policy Into the 21st Century
April 1, 2014
Or perhaps you recognize him from Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino, or Invictus.Scott Eastwood Is More Than Just Clint’s Smokin’ Hot Son
September 25, 2013
But Eastwood is also loved by young voters who remember him in Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.Richard Grenell on Why We’re Still Talking About Clint
Richard A. Grenell
September 4, 2012
The Gran Torino is a dinosaur, and so is Walt Koslowski (Eastwood).Gran Torino is 100-Proof Clint
January 4, 2009
This may explain why Warner Bros and Sony, in addition to Paramount, are pursuing the strategy for Seven Pounds and Gran Torino.The Oscar Recession
November 11, 2008
"I've been to see my gran'fathah," said the child, speaking very fast.
"Why, gran'fathah," she began, her lips trembling piteously.
Spinnin'-wheels out in the shed chamber, where his gran'mother Hooper kep' 'em?Tiverton Tales
That night was the happiest and most memorable night in the history of the Gran Parsonage.Tales From Two Hemispheres
Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
But he was a gran' bhoy all the same, an' I'm only a mudtipper wid a hod on me shoulthers.Soldiers Three, Part II.
- an informal word for grandmother
Word Origin and History for gran
childish abbreviation of grandmother or granny, 1863.
Italian, the form of grand before nouns.