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grandmotherly

[gran-muhth-er-lee, grand-, gram-] /ˈgrænˌmʌð ər li, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of a grandmother.
Origin of grandmotherly
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; grandmother + -ly
Related forms
grandmotherliness, noun
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grandmotherly

/ˈɡrænˌmʌðəlɪ; ˈɡrænd-/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or suitable to a grandmother, esp in being protective, indulgent, or solicitous
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Word Origin and History for grandmotherly
adj.

1842, from grandmother + -ly (1).

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