granddad grandaddy or granddaddy (ˈɡrænˌdædɪ)

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Examples from the Web for grandad

Historical Examples of grandad

  • Only—you know the rungs of that ladder ain't fit to be walked on, grandad!

  • No, Grandad, for when we thought we had it sure, it jumped into the water and swam away.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • We found John's grandad's will, and Emily's dad's will, and John's own will, and that's all.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Grandad will want to see you Landy, so come up to the house.

    David Lannarck, Midget

    George S. Harney

  • "Grandad wants you to come over there," Mrs. Carrick said to her daughter.

Word Origin and History for grandad

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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