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gramps

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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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Related Words

ancestor, patriarch, grandpa, fossil, senior, veteran, mossback, geezer, gramps, pap, forefather, elder, granddaddy, granddad, golden-ager, war-horse, grandpappy

Examples from the Web for gramps

Historical Examples

  • "But now I got a boy to help me with all the chores I used to do," Gramps said.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • There was a short silence and Gramps finished, "He thought it was 'nother orphan."

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Evidently as brisk as he had been in the early morning, Gramps bounced from his chair.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Something in Gramps' voice turned Gram's frown into a smile.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Actually, as Gramps had explained, it was not only fair, it was wise to harvest some creatures.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard