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gramps

or gramp

[gramps]
noun Informal.
  1. grandfather.
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Origin of gramps

First recorded in 1860–65; see origin at grandpa, -s4
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Examples from the Web for gramp

Historical Examples of gramp

  • The one called Gramp was screeching invectives at the grinning bystanders.

    Wanderer of Infinity

    Harl Vincent

  • "Very well," Gramp assented; and that was all there was said about the accident.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens

  • But I had just witnessed what befell Gramp from smiling, and was afraid to risk it.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens

  • Ad dropped his axe and stood looking at Gramp, as if spellbound.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens

  • Gramp gave him all the following day to "mount" the eagle as a specimen.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens


Word Origin and History for gramp

1898, colloquial or dialectal shortening of grandpa.

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