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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.
Example sentences from the Web for grandparent
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
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
He looked almost as any grandparent might have looked going to join a favorite grandchild at a park bench.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
They were all at the grandparent's house next door—a crowd of screaming people.
"But I should like to have Joy stay with us," said Helen, the youngest, to her grandparent.Allegories of Life|Mrs. J. S. Adams
Then the grandparent used to tell the man's wife or child to say so and so to the man.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))|James Owen Dorsey
It even happens that a child resembles an uncle or a grandparent more nearly than either parent.Plain Facts for Old and Young|John Harvey Kellogg