grandad

granddad grandaddy or granddaddy (ˈɡrænˌdædɪ)

noun plural -dads or -daddies

informal words for grandfather

Nearby words

  1. grand union canal,
  2. grand vizier,
  3. grand'mère,
  4. grand-,
  5. grand-scale,
  6. grandad shirt,
  7. grandam,
  8. grandame,
  9. grandaunt,
  10. grandbaby

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Word Origin and History for grandad

grandad

n.

also granddad, 1819, from grand (adj.) + dad. Grandaddy is attested from 1769; figuratively (in grandaddy of all _____) from 1956. Grand dada attested from 1690s.

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