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Origin of grampa
Words nearby grampa
What does grampa mean?
Grampa is an informal word for grandfather—the father of a person’s parent.
It’s a variant of the word grandpa, which is commonly pronounced like grampa.
Grampa should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Grampa that I miss him.
But grampa does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to him, as in Please tell my grampa that I miss him.
Example: It doesn’t matter what you call your grampa, as long as you call him.
Where does grampa come from?
The first records of the word grampa come from the 1850s. Grampa comes from grandpa, in which the word pa (a shortening of papa) is an informal way to say father. The prefix grand- is used in family terms to indicate a person who is one generation removed, as in grandparent and grandchild.
Grandfathers often have special bonds with their grandchildren (who they’re known to spoil with love, affection, and candy). It’s common for grandchildren to refer to their grandfathers with informal names. Grandpa is perhaps the most common variant of the word grandfather, but there are many others, including grampa, gramps, grandpop, grandpapa, and grandpappy. Many families have their own specific version, such as Pop-Pop, Poppy, and Pa Pa.
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How is grampa used in real life?
Grampa is one of the many informal variants of the word grandfather. When it’s used as a proper name, Grampa should be capitalized.
I have decades worth of greeting cards to my grampa from my gram. They don't say much other than "love, your wife" and the year but the sheer volume is impressive and a testament to the love.
— Heidi (@Heidibgoode) August 19, 2020
my grandparents talking about Hallmark-
Grampa: Autumn Love? It’s the middle of summer!
Grammy: Lance, love has no time frame.
— _brynnie_ (@brynnie64067476) August 17, 2020
"Stripes are very in right now" -grandfather on subway reading Teen Vogue with his little girl (aka best grampa ever)
— Kaitlin Monte 𝔽𝕆𝕏𝟚𝟞 (@kaitlinmonte) January 26, 2013
Try using grampa!
Is grampa used correctly in the following sentence?
My grampa is 98 years old and is as active as ever.
Example sentences from the Web for grampa
Unfortunately, the trip from Deir Debwan to Ramallah no longer takes 15 minutes, with Grampa driving slowly.
Rose-Ellen said, "Hurry, Grampa, everything's getting cold."Across the Fruited Plain|Florence Crannell Means
But yo' grampa he outlive' yo' gramma nigh twen'y-five yeah'.
An' 'bout two yeah' ayfteh yo' gramma die' my sisteh, my yalleh sisteh, she housekeep fo' yo' grampa—a shawt spell.
She belong' fust to yo' grampa Hayle, same like my sisteh do, my yalleh sisteh—aw rutheh to yo' gramma.
But I have seen women working in the fields, grampa, and some of them didn't seem very soft and gentle.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty