[gran-duh m, -dam]
- a grandmother.
- an old woman.
Also gran·dame [gran-deym, -duh m] /ˈgræn deɪm, -dəm/.
Origin of grandam
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Examples from the Web for grandam
The man thought a moment, and then replied, "Tell your grandam that I will come."A Treasury of Eskimo Tales
Clara Kern Bayliss
Grandam Moan was quite amazed at seeing them together again.An Iceland Fisherman
If your grandam was to hear you, I doubt not but the rod would be called for.Constance Sherwood
Lady Georgiana Fullerton
They would always stay at home with dad and mam and grandam.The Wanderer (Volume 4 of 5)
But what will your grandam say, and your tutor, Dominie Holiday?Kenilworth
Sir Walter Scott
grandame (ˈɡrændeɪm, -dəm)
- an archaic word for grandmother
C13: from Anglo-French grandame, from Old French grand- + dame lady, mother
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