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What does grandpa mean?
Grandpa is an informal word for grandfather—the father of a person’s parent.
When a father’s child has their own children, that father becomes a grandpa. The word pa is an informal way to say father.
Grandpa is often combined with a name, especially when a person has two grandfathers that they call Grandpa, as in Grandpa Carl andGrandpa Frank.
Should grandpa be capitalized?
Grandpa should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Grandpa that I miss him.
But grandpa does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to him, as in Please tell my grandpa that I miss him.
Example: It doesn’t matter what you call your grandpa, as long as you call him.
Where does grandpa come from?
The first records of the word grandpa come from the late 1700s. The word pa is a shortening of papa, which is first recorded in the 1600s 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-grandpa.)
Grandpas 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 grandfathers with informal names. Grandpa is perhaps the most common variant of the word grandfather, but there are many others, including grandpop, grampa, gramps, grandpapa, and grandpappy. Many families have their own specific version, such as Pop-Pop, Poppy, and Pa Pa.
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Grandpa is perhaps the most common informal way of saying grandfather. When it’s used as a proper name, Grandpa should be capitalized.
Today I learned that my grandpa took his stimulus check and bought $25 gift cards and handed them out to the grocery store clerks, post office employees, and the nurses at his clinic in his hometown. Let’s all be like Papi and spread the love! ❤️
— Bri MacNaught (@BriMacNaught) August 2, 2020
Digging through old family trinkets, we found this letter from my grandpa to my grandma written in 1953. It's hard to read, but the last two lines say:
"Darling, is it out of the ordinary to propose by letter from Ireland? Yes! Each their own. Will you marry me? I love you."
— Alex Whitcomb (@AlexWhitcomb) July 29, 2020
My grandparents have been married for 51 years, and my grandma was just complaining how my grandpa never texts her back. I’m dead😂
— Gordosapien (@GordoKnapp) August 3, 2020
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Is grandpa used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a grandpa of two and a father of five, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
How to use grandpa in a sentence
Abigail Barronian, associate editorThree years ago, I gratefully inherited a Ford Fusion from my grandpa, who stopped driving.
I was in remote history class when my mom told me that my grandpa had deteriorated overnight.
In my adult life, the cabin—that’s what we call it in our family, simply “the cabin”—became my sanctuary, just as it had for grandpa, my mom, my uncle, my cousins, and other family members suffering through modernity.At Glacier’s Edge, the Flames Have Always Come for My Family Cabin|jversteegh|August 20, 2021|Outside Online
Radiating bad intentions, the old man tells him that he was a friend of his grandpa.‘Mundaun’ offers the rare chance to smoke a pipe while talking to the severed head of a goat|Christopher Byrd|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
Thinking that Raya resembled Nguyen’s mother and the character Tong resembled his father, their immediate words were, “Wow, they look like Bà nội and Ông nội”—which means grandpa and grandma in Vietnamese.
The characters you play on the show are extremely diverse—ranging from a cocaine-rattled rich boy to an ornery Jewish grandpa.
One strip, Foolish Grandpa and Sour Henry, shows Grandpa being hit on the head by a sandbag and blown up by dynamite.
There is something authentic and warm in the way she evokes “my Grandpa,” the great Francis Ford Coppola.
And Anthony Hopkins as Noah's hammy 969-year-old grandpa, Methuselah, who was apparently an incorrigible berry addict.‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See|Andrew Romano|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In that case, best of luck on Sunday night to the makeup team from Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa!The Worst Oscar Winners, From ‘Rocky’ and ‘Crash’ to Gwyneth Paltrow|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"You know there are many gold and silver mines in California," continued grandpa.
The old lady was taken home, and grandpa and Johnny's father started off, quite naturally in the wrong direction, for Johnny.
If my father is strict and stern sometimes, he's ever so much better and kinder than Grandpa Dinsmore.
Grandpa feels that he is growing old, and has done enough of that kind of work.
Well, she and your grandpa would sit and argue about that name, and after I don't know how long they settled on William Carleton.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard