grandma

[gran-mah, -maw, grand-, gram-, gram-muh]

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. grandiose,
  2. grandiosity,
  3. grandioso,
  4. grandkid,
  5. grandly,
  6. grandma moses,
  7. grandmamma,
  8. grandmaster,
  9. grandmother,
  10. grandmother clock

Origin of grandma

First recorded in 1865–70; grand- + ma

Can be confusedgrammar grandma grandmother

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British Dictionary definitions for grandma

grandma

grandmama or grandmamma (ˈɡrænməˌmɑː, ˈɡrænd-)

noun

informal words for grandmother
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Word Origin and History for grandma

grandma

n.

1793, childish or familiar form of grandmother (see ma). Grandmama is recorded from 1749.

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