variants or gramp
plural gramps

Examples of gramps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On their misguided detour — or did they just get lost? — into diet-industrial electro-funk, the Stones are stripped of all mojo and left with nothing but wonky gramps who just discovered this thing called a synth. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 20 July 2022 Emboldened, Fisher this May has had two gallant missives directed at … a couple of gramps at least a decade his senior? Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 24 May 2022 Nonetheless, there is a quality in Sanders that is not a grandfather or a grandpa or a gramps but a Zaydie, which is the Yiddish word for grandfather. Talia Lavin, The New Republic, 13 Feb. 2020

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gramps was circa 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Gramps.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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