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

First recorded in 1745–55; grand- + papa
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for grandpapa

Historical Examples

  • A place for every thing—every thing in its place, as your grandpapa used to say.

    Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848


  • "Perhaps you might push this fidelity further than grandpapa does," said she, with a smile.

  • You know very little of grandpapa, Colonel Sewell, that's clear.

  • "I did not say that Grandpapa was my informant," said she, laughing.

  • "It is your grandpapa, Josephine," said Miss Dinah, half tartly.


    Charles James Lever