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Words nearby gramps
What does gramps mean?
Gramps is an informal word for grandfather—the father of a person’s parent.
Gramps should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Gramps that I miss him.
But gramps does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to him, as in Please tell my gramps that I miss him.
Example: It doesn’t matter what you call your gramps, as long as you call him.
Where does gramps come from?
The first records of the word gramps come from the 1860s. Gramps 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. The suffix -s is sometimes used to form nicknames and names expressing affection or familiarity, such as in pops (an informal word for one’s father).
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 gramps, grampa, 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 gramps used in real life?
Gramps is one of the many informal variants of the word grandfather. When it’s used as a proper name, Gramps should be capitalized.
I have my grandma and my poppy (although he’s sadly passed away now), and my gramps! They all picked what they wanted to be called though!
— Demi (@_demerite) August 1, 2020
finally had the courage & strength to come out to my gramps after 5 years & he told me “as long as you’re happy, i’m happy mija” 😭😭😭
— hailey (@_haileygarza) July 30, 2020
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Is gramps used correctly in the following sentence?
My gramps is 98 years old and is as active as ever.
Example sentences from the Web for gramps
But to be as good a farmer as Gramps had been, Bud needed technical knowledge.
Gramps had said that the settlement of Oklahoma was a fine and wonderful thing, and it was.We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Gramps asked as he inspected the row Bud had planted so far.
Doc Beardsley had known what he was talking about when he had said Gramps was able to hunt deer this season.
Gramps twitched it free, retrieved his line, and turned to Bud.