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[ gran-dad-ee ]


, Informal.
, plural grand·dad·dies.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of granddaddy1

First recorded in 1760–70; grand- + daddy

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Example Sentences

Whistler Blackcomb is the granddaddy of skiing in North America.

The influence of Oliver Stone, our granddaddy of prurient interest in political violence, hung thick in the air.

The Comedians By Graham Greene The granddaddy of all outsider books on Haiti, by the granddaddy of outsiders.

Old Croaky was a granddaddy bullfrog with whom they were very well acquainted, for he sang for them every evening.

Too much practice can give you the great-granddaddy of all headaches!

As for what you ask, I don't know much about it, although Granddaddy has confided his suspicions to me many times.

But at that moment Granddaddy Saunders's old rifle was raised and levelled at the monster.

Fig. 269 shows a simple form of fireplace which is practically the granddaddy of all the other fireplaces.


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