Definition of grandparent
OTHER WORDS FROM grandparentgrand·pa·ren·tal [gran-puh-ren-tl, grand-], /ˌgræn pəˈrɛn tl, ˌgrænd-/, adjectivegrand·par·ent·ing, noun
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What does grandparent mean?
A grandparent is the parent of a person’s parent.
A parent of a grandparent is called a great-grandparent. In your family tree, you have four grandparents and eight great-grandparents.
Example: It doesn’t matter what you call your grandparents, as long as you call them.
Where does grandparent come from?
The first records of the word grandparent come from the 1800. 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-grandparent.
Grandparents often have special bonds with their grandchildren, who they’re known to brag about and to spoil with love, affection, and candy. It’s common for grandchildren to refer to their grandparents with informal names. Terms like grandma and grandpa are popular, but many families have their own unique names. In the U.S., National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
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What are some other forms related to grandparent?
- grandparental (adjective)
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How is grandparent used in real life?
Grandparent is used as a way to refer to the parents of one’s parents, but it’s not used as a title like other words, such as grandma and grandpa.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 5, 2016
My grandparents are my everything ❤️
— De'arra Taylor (@dearra) July 31, 2020
What do y’all call your grandparents? I have some funky names for mine so i always think it’s interesting to see what other people say
— ⭕️ 🐇💦 (@bundeviant) August 1, 2020
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Is grandparent used correctly in the following sentence?
I’m a grandparent of two and a parent of five, so I know a thing or two about temper tantrums.
How to use grandparent in a sentence
A 10-year-old girl in Massachusetts now logs on at the same time as her grandparents in Poland.
Though many people’s mental image of LA is mansions and backyard pools, the reality is that much of the city is home to immigrant families who live in modest homes with children, parents, and grandparents alike—and often in crowded circumstances.5 graphs that show how bad COVID-19 is in LA County|Sara Chodosh|January 26, 2021|Popular-Science
When I started to write, I thought of the grandparents, the children, the fathers and the mothers.Amanda Gorman’s first political memory is her mother reading her Miranda Rights|Olivier Knox|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Most of my friends’ homes included at least one grandparent, and all grandparents spoke with Yiddish accents.
Kaur, a second-generation immigrant whose family moved to California from Chandigarh in the 1980s, came out to her mother later that year, who then told Kaur’s father and grandparents.How LGBTQ+ members of the South Asian diaspora navigate stigma and stress|Amanat Khullar|December 29, 2020|Quartz
As a parent and grandparent, I can think of nothing more distressing than senseless violence against children.Latest News From the Mass Stabbing at Franklin Regional Senior High School Near Pittsburgh|The Daily Beast|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seeing scaffolding surround this monument to her Soviet youth, she writes, “I felt as if some dear old grandparent had died.”The Sickle of Plenty: “Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking”|Liesl Schillinger|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But making the decision to take the car keys from a parent or grandparent is never an easy one.A 100-Year-Old-Driver Crashes into School Kids. Time to Take Grandpa’s Car Keys?|Jamie Reno|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So if a long lost grandparent decides to pony up some cash, say so in your update letter.
Also: Disconnect your chatty grandparent's telephone immediately.
He looked almost as any grandparent might have looked going to join a favorite grandchild at a park bench.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
When the boy came in sight of the cabin he beheld his grandparent seated in the doorway absorbed, apparently in deep reflection.Ralph Granger's Fortunes|William Perry Brown
And laughing in the face of her daughter's horrified protest, the mutinous grandparent retired precipitately to her own room.The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
"I cannot think of anything terrible enough, Willie," replied the grandparent.
But our grandparent was puzzled, for she knew with whom she had to deal, and of course saw that money would do nothing.The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper