grandmotherly

[gran-muhth-er-lee, grand-, gram-]
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adjective

of or characteristic of a grandmother.

Nearby words

  1. grandmamma,
  2. grandmaster,
  3. grandmother,
  4. grandmother clock,
  5. grandmother's clock,
  6. grandnephew,
  7. grandness,
  8. grandniece,
  9. grandpa,
  10. grandpapa

Origin of grandmotherly

First recorded in 1835–45; grandmother + -ly

Related formsgrand·moth·er·li·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for grandmotherly

grandmotherly

adjective

of, resembling, or suitable to a grandmother, esp in being protective, indulgent, or solicitous
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Word Origin and History for grandmotherly

grandmotherly

adj.

1842, from grandmother + -ly (1).

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