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What does grandma mean?
Grandma is an informal word for grandmother—the mother of a person’s parent.
When a mother’s child has their own children, that mother becomes a grandma. The word ma is an informal way to say mother.
Grandma is often combined with a name, especially when a person has two grandmothers that they call Grandma, as in Grandma Marg and Grandma Marie.
Should grandma be capitalized?
Grandma should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Grandma that I miss her.
But grandma does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to her, as in Please tell my grandma that I miss her.
Example: It doesn’t matter what you call your grandma, as long as you call her.
Where does grandma come from?
The first records of the word grandma come from the 1700s. The word ma is a shortening of mama, which is first recorded in the 1500s but was certainly used in speech much earlier than that. The prefix grand- is used in family terms to indicate a person who is one generation removed, as in grandparent and grandchild. (The prefix great- indicates yet another generation, as in great-grandma.)
Grandmas often have special bonds with their grandchildren (who they’re known to spoil with love, affection, and candy). It’s common for grandchildren to refer to their grandmothers with informal names. Grandma is perhaps the most common variant of the word grandmother, but there are many others, including grandmom, gramma, grandmamma, gran, granny, and nana. Many families have their own specific version, such as meemaw and MaMotts.
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Grandma is perhaps the most common informal way of saying grandmother. When it’s used as a proper name, Grandma should be capitalized.
My grandmother wasn’t just MY grandma… She was everybodys grandma ☺️💙 she loved wholeheartedly 🥰 I will forever cherish the memories of her. I’m glad I got to thank her for giving me the best Mom & for being the best grandma I’ll ever know 😭🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/G7u33SgixJ
— yourfavoritefeti (@kymailawlow) August 3, 2020
I love my grandma so much. Like she’s literally my best friend and I can’t imagine this world without her.
— 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖞 🥀 (@Shlayer_H) August 2, 2020
There's a reason why moms and grandmas know what's best for their children lol.
— Jason M. (@TrekJay617) August 3, 2020
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Is grandma used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a grandma of two and a mother of five, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
How to use grandma in a sentence
Some joked that she resembled a cold grandma attending a soccer game, or a New Yorker trying to enjoy outdoor dining in the winter.Inauguration fashion was bold, American, and even a little bit fun|Terry Nguyen|January 20, 2021|Vox
The head was for my grandma to boil down and use for tamales.At the end of an isolating year, even the embarrassing, frustrating, weird parts of family gatherings feel missed|Theresa Vargas|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
Yet, these moments are hamstrung by poor animations and unnatural dialogue, such as Sam saying, “You look like I just ran over your grandma” when his girlfriend rejects his marriage proposal.‘Twin Mirror’ is a pale reflection of Dontnod’s previous, story-rich games|Elise Favis|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
“I felt like you have no voice if you are against the masks — you are looked at like you don’t like people, you want their grandma to die,” said Dupree.Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator.|by Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell|November 23, 2020|ProPublica
“You’d be maximally infectious just as you’re kissing grandma, and that’s what we’re trying to avoid,” she said.Thanksgiving advice for college students: If you’re going home, start preparing soon, experts say.|Allyson Chiu|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
For his part though, the dude with the inner grandma is pretty much just looking ahead.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer|Oliver Jones|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Say goodbye to fighting grandma over whether to watch The Good Wife or The Walking Dead come Christmas Night.
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Her mother had inherited a small fortune from Agnes' grandma and this Barr had sought to secure.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
"I feel quite sure he will, should nothing happen to prevent," said Grandma Elsie.
I'm most sure Grandma Elsie wouldn't forget to include you in her invitation; and, oh, yes!
She was out in them now, watching for the coming of her father, eager to see him and to hear how it was with dear Grandma Elsie.
At Ion Grandma Elsie lay quietly sleeping, her three daughters watching over her with tenderest care and solicitude.