grand·​dad | \ˈgran-ˌdad \
variants: or grandad

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Loading View on Instagram Abloh's not alone in pushing the granddad sneaker to new heights. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Forget the Dad Shoe—It’s Time for the Grandpa Sneaker," 11 June 2018 One of his uncles worked there, and his granddad, Garvin, made Harley seats for Milsco Manufacturing Co. before retiring. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Harley-Davidson signs 4 MPS Bradley Tech students as youth apprentices," 11 July 2018 There might still be whiskey around that his granddad touched. Tony Sachs, Esquire, "Kentucky Bourbon Is a Family Business. A New Generation Is Ready to Take Over.," 14 Mar. 2018 Tucker puts the coffee down and grabs his granddad’s rifle. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award Grand Prize winner: "Church of Pit" by Dustin Hyman," 2 June 2018 Multi-Generational Father's Day Tinkershop Celebrate dads and granddads at a Father’s Day Tinkershop. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Best kids things to do in Phoenix this June: Westgate, Phoenix Art Museum, movie nights," 1 June 2018 My granddad wasn’t a civil-rights activist—more informed by his Catholic faith. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The Diplomat Who Quit the Trump Administration," 19 May 2018 After my granddad’s death, her sister Wilma sometimes came with her. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "Magic carpets of steel brought family together," 13 May 2018 Grandmom, mom, granddad everybody are on their way here now. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Devonté Graham gears up for graduation, combine: 'I'm trying to get in NBA shape' | The Kansas City Star," 11 May 2018

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1764, in the meaning defined above

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