grandmotherly

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

adjective

of or characteristic of a grandmother.

Origin of grandmotherly

First recorded in 1835–45; grandmother + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM grandmotherly

grand·moth·er·li·ness, noun
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grandmotherly
/ (ˈɡrænˌmʌðəlɪ, ˈɡrænd-) /

adjective

of, resembling, or suitable to a grandmother, esp in being protective, indulgent, or solicitous
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