grand·​dad | \ ˈgran-ˌdad How to pronounce granddad (audio) \
variants: or grandad

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Recent Examples on the Web My granddad could work a chicken bone clean, turning it in his thick carpenter’s hands like a lathe operator. Mike Sutter,, "5 San Antonio restaurants for great fried chicken to cure your coronavirus blues," 28 May 2020 Remember that this holiday isn't just about celebrating your biological dad; use these ideas to celebrate the dads, stepdads, granddads, and other father figures in your life. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day Virtually If You Can’t Be Together in Person," 19 May 2020 The boys knew of it from stories their granddad told them growing up. Chris Varias,, "The Lemon Twigs shot a video in Cincinnati. Here's why.," 26 Mar. 2020 My granddad was a fisherman, my dad was a fisherman. Washington Post, "Boris Johnson closes election campaign by trying crack Labour’s ‘red wall’ of support," 10 Dec. 2019 When a granddad takes his grandchildren fishing, this is the sort of thing that keeps them from eating the fish. Kyle Whitmire, al, "Drones help police pollution in Alabama. Lawmakers want to make that a crime.," 1 Mar. 2020 Think of it like your granddad — take it out once a week. Victoria Gomelsky, New York Times, "A Collection of Female Watch Collectors," 8 Mar. 2020 My granddad fell this morning while mowing the lawn and broke his hip. Allison Klein, Washington Post, "This man broke a hip while mowing his lawn. The EMTs who responded finished his yardwork.," 26 Feb. 2020 As in years past, volunteers noted the selflessness of many of the young children who chose many items of practical value, including household goods, cosmetics for mom and this year, a large bottle of Gorilla Glue for one granddad’s fix-it projects. Denys Bucksten,, "Skokie police officers help provide local kids with a holiday to remember," 10 Dec. 2019

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1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Granddad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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