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grandpa

[gran-pah, -paw, grand-, gram-, gram-puh]
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noun Informal.
  1. grandfather.
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Origin of grandpa

First recorded in 1885–90; grand- + pa
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grandpa

grandpapa (ˈɡrænpəˌpɑː, ˈɡrænd-)

noun
  1. informal words for grandfather
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Word Origin and History for grandpa

n.

1814, childish or familiar form of grandfather (see pa). Grandpappa is recorded from 1753, grandpop from 1860, grandpappy from 1853.

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