grandfatherly

[ gran-fah-th er-lee, grand- ]
/ ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər li, ˈgrænd- /
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adjective

of or characteristic of a grandfather.

Origin of grandfatherly

First recorded in 1815–25; grandfather + -ly
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grandfatherly

/ (ˈɡrænˌfɑːðəlɪ, ˈɡrænd-) /

adjective

of, resembling, or suitable to a grandfather, esp in being kindly
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Word Origin and History for grandfatherly

grandfatherly


adj.

1824, from grandfather + -ly (1).

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