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Words nearby grandpa
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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How is grandpa used in real life?
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
Try using grandpa!
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.
Example sentences from the Web for grandpa
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
Your grandpa was living in another state, and found out what I was doing when he saw me on the Howard Stern TV show.
He just looked calm, and as grandpa went right on talkin', it would have been interruptin' if my pa did say anything.Mitch Miller|Edgar Lee Masters
Mun Bun and Margy fell asleep almost at once, it was so warm and cosy in Grandpa's sled.
They coasted downhill, played, and had fun in the snow and were very glad indeed that they had come to Grandpa Ford's.
That is the reason my grandpa didn't want to leave Mars Daniel Johnson's.
"Well, it's a good thing they did, or you might have been hurt worse than you were," said Grandpa Brown.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus|Laura Lee Hope