Definition of granddaddy
1 : grandfather 1a
2 : one that is the first, earliest, or most venerable of its kind
Examples of granddaddy in a Sentence
the granddaddy of all English mystery novels
Recent Examples of granddaddy from the Web
The granddaddy of U.S. chocolate tours is Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The granddaddy of U.S. chocolate tours is Hershey’s Chocolate World in Pennsylvania, which has hosted 100 million guests since opening in 1973.
The granddaddy of Sunday’s animation block is really stepping up its game this season.
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GRANDDADDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of granddaddy for English Language Learners
: someone or something that is the first or oldest one in a particular area or field
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