noun, plural grand·pap·pies.Dialect.
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What does grandpappy mean?
Grandpappy is an informal word for grandfather—the father of a person’s parent.
Grandpappy should be capitalized when it’s used as a proper name, as in Please tell Grandpappy that I miss him.
But grandpappy does not need to be capitalized when it’s simply used as a way to refer to him, as in Please tell my grandpappy that I miss him.
Example: It doesn’t matter what you call your grandpappy, as long as you call him.
Where does grandpappy come from?
The first records of the word grandpappy come from around the 1800s. The word pappy is first recorded in the 1700s and comes from the word papa, another informal word meaning “father.” 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-grandpappy.)
Grandfathers 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 grandpappy, grandpapa, grandpop, grampa, and gramps. Many families have their own specific version, such as Pop-Pop, Poppy, and Pa Pa.
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How is grandpappy used in real life?
Grandpappy is one of the many informal variants of the word grandfather. When it’s used as a proper name, Grandpappy should be capitalized.
Your gonna be a grandpappy early 😂
— Lexii_TheFoodie (@LexiiMarshea) August 4, 2020
But as my grandpappy used to say, “What can it hurt? Worst they can say is no.”
— Michael Girdley (@mgirdley) August 1, 2020
Like my grandpappy used to say, “Never attribute to malice which is adequately explained by venture capitalists having no souls”.
— Zach Holman (@holman) April 15, 2019
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Is grandpappy used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a grandpappy of two and a father of five, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
Example sentences from the Web for grandpappy
Grandpappy Ryan did exactly what Obama says other people did to help small businesses thrive.
I was the only one what your grandpappy would let hunt in his garden.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
My grandpappy told my pappy, who told me, who told you, that Old Joe's been hunted by every Mundee.The Duck-footed Hound|James Arthur Kjelgaard
So I'm glad you did find you a general to sling some weight an' git us into his scouts jus' 'cause he knew your grandpappy.
Don't remembah my grandmammy and grandpappy, but my master was they master.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma|Various
Sounds like your grandpappy had a burr under his tail an' bucked it out on you.