granddaddy

noun grand·dad·dy \ ˈgran-ˌda-dē \
variants: or less commonly grandaddy

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

  1. the granddaddy of all English mystery novels

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First Known Use of granddaddy

1648


GRANDDADDY Defined for English Language Learners

granddaddy

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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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