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Words nearby grandma
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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How is grandma used in real life?
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.
Example sentences from the Web for grandma
Speaking of Grandma, The Wireless Joey is so simple she can install it herself.
With wearables on the rise, everyone from dad to grandma has become number obsessed this holiday season.
Today, in contrast, if Grandma Maude starts one in Maine, Aunty Carol can directly help out from California.
Presumably with caroling, though presumably not with “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”
And, of course, Grandma has something to say about Ferguson.
And you will stay with us between this time and that, and tell us your nice true stories, won't you, grandma?Elsie and Her Namesakes|Martha Finley
Then Grandma had taken Cynthia's tall son up-stairs into the large airy guest room.Green Valley|Katharine Reynolds
Grandma did not call it lunch—they had dinner and supper on the farm.Sunny Boy in the Country|Ramy Allison White
They were happy all the time, and grandma said they were so good that it was really no trouble at all to have them there.Dear Santa Claus|Various
If grandma got wind of the situation though, she'd put my pot on properly.Some Everyday Folk and Dawn|Miles Franklin