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grandmotherly

[ gran-muhth-er-lee, grand-, gram- ]
/ ˈgrænˌmʌð ər li, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm- /
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adjective

of or characteristic of a grandmother.

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Nearby words

grandmamma, grandmaster, grandmother, grandmother clock, grandmother's clock, grandmotherly, grandnephew, grandness, grandniece, grandpa, 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

/ (ˈɡrænˌmʌðəlɪ, ˈɡrænd-) /

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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