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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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Examples from the Web for gramps

Historical Examples

  • Then Gramps sat at the head of the table and Gram at the foot.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • "Think, boy, and quit calling me sir," Gramps said impatiently.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Gramps looked at him oddly, but Bud was too surprised and delighted to notice.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Gramps' tone remained caustic but Bud refused to be ruffled.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • "Don't you work too hard," she said, and went off to offer some lemonade to Gramps.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard