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Words nearby grandmamma
What does grandmamma mean?
Grandmamma is an informal word for grandmother—the mother of a person’s parent.
Grandmamma should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Grandmamma that I miss her.
But grandmamma does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to her, as in Please tell my grandmamma that I miss her.
Example: It doesn’t matter what you call your grandmamma, as long as you call her.
Where does grandmamma come from?
The first records of the word grandmamma come from around the 1700s. The word mamma is a variant 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-grandmother.)
Grandmothers 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 grandmamma, grandmom, gramma, granny, and nana. Many families have their own specific version, such as meemaw and MaMotts.
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What are some other forms related to grandmamma?
- grandmama (alternate spelling)
What are some synonyms for grandmamma?
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How is grandmamma used in real life?
Grandmamma is one of the many informal variants of the word grandmother. When it’s used as a proper name, it should be capitalized.
My grandmamma at 23 from the resettlement camp after being liberated from a concentration camp two years earlier. pic.twitter.com/A9P0BInynK
— Mātōnya (@mathonwy) August 2, 2020
My grandmamma always said this….
— Loc (@Loc0825) July 29, 2020
my momma and grandmamma really my hearts man ❤️ so thankful for them
— kayla wayla (@issaneighbor) July 28, 2020
Try using grandmamma!
Is grandmamma used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a grandmamma of two and a mother of five, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
Example sentences from the Web for grandmamma
But I should like you to change your dress in case you should be presented to the Baroness—Hildegarde's grandmamma.'The Magic Nuts|Mrs. Molesworth
Papa attended to all that, the children remaining meanwhile with Grandmamma.Nine Little Goslings|Susan Coolidge
They came quietly into the hall, grandmamma moving forward a little to meet them, though without speaking.My New Home|Mary Louisa Molesworth
What a pity her grandmamma wouldn't let her take lessons, as I once ventured to suggest!The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
"It's so nice that you and Grandmamma and Mr. Takma have always kept together," Ina continued, softly.Old People and the Things That Pass|Louis Couperus