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

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Then, a vast smorgasbord of layered jackets and coats, iterating a range of ’80s vibes: hints of a boy’s view of dad’s Armani-gray officewear, granddad’s country tweeds, and classic throwback rock-idol leather jackets and leopard-spot drape coats. Vogue, "The Top 12 Collections of the Fall 2019 Menswear Season," 23 Jan. 2019 Watershed moment for not only my granddad but also Louis. Fox News, "Coast Guard commandant talks Florence rescue efforts," 14 Sep. 2018 Though the stylish boots and new job are certainly a perk, Abby starts to hone in on what the calendar is really leading her to after a conversation with her granddad. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Netflix Just Released the Trailer for the New Christmas Movie 'The Holiday Calendar'," 23 Oct. 2018 The difference is akin to the way strapping on a sterile smartwatch lacks the emotional resonance of wearing granddad's Rolex. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "Will the Smartphone Ever Truly Replace Your Beloved Wallet?," 2 Aug. 2018 According to Just Jared, the two got tattoos on Friday by Mr. K at celeb-fave ink spot Bang Bang Tattoos honoring each of their granddads. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Just Got Coordinating Tattoos for the Sweetest Reason," 21 July 2018 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

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1764, in the meaning defined above

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