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grandpapa

[grand-puh-pah; gran-pah-puh, grand-, gram-] /ˈgrænd pəˌpɑ; ˈgrænˌpɑ pə, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-/
noun, Informal.
Origin of grandpapa
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; grand- + papa
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  • A place for every thing—every thing in its place, as your grandpapa used to say.

  • "Perhaps you might push this fidelity further than grandpapa does," said she, with a smile.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • You know very little of grandpapa, Colonel Sewell, that's clear.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • "I did not say that grandpapa was my informant," said she, laughing.

  • "It is your grandpapa, Josephine," said Miss Dinah, half tartly.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Dear grandpapa, we did not think of money, but that we love each other.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • grandpapa never appears at this hour, nor—of late—does Philip.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • When you look savage, as you do now, you remind me of no one so much as grandpapa.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • I remember my friend always spoke of the Duke of Burlington as grandpapa.'

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • How is it that grandpapa's name is in the papers when he has been dead all these years?

    We Two Edna Lyall

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