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granddad

[gran-dad] /ˈgrænˌdæd/
noun, Informal.
Origin of granddad
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; grand- + dad1
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  • "He's wakin' up, granddad," said Jud, more frightened than before.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • "It's like touchin' somethin' dead, granddad," said the boy.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • I wan't goin' to have her seein' her granddad's ghost in every corner.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I told her her granddad did, an she could git that or go to work and earn some.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • I call to mind now that many's the time I've heard my granddad read 'em.

    A Missionary Twig

    Emma L. Burnett
  • She had betrayed Sir Luke, and hoped they would seize him and his granddad.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • "It's cheaper to live with you, granddad," laughed Mrs. Joshua.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • It will be fun, because it isn't often that I cook for anyone but granddad and myself.

  • “You were a wonderful beekeeper when you were a boy, granddad,” she insisted.

    Sisters Grace May North

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