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

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Examples of granddad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On top of that my parents and my wife are Korean and my granddad lives here so that would be great. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Thomas, Lee tied for 3rd-round lead at CJ Cup in South Korea," 19 Oct. 2019 Will has true mentors like having uncles and granddads there. Dana Scott, azcentral, "ASU commit linebacker Will Shaffer of Scottsdale Saguaro was raised to be a Sun Devil," 16 Oct. 2019 Not Gigi's dad (or granddad), but a stonkingly good goalkeeper in his own right., "Bela Guttmann: The Proto-Mourinho's All-Time Best XI," 16 July 2019 The caricature is a blue-jeans wearing, Harley Davidson riding, white man who has a job his dad and granddad once had. Carmen Rojas, Quartz at Work, "The problem with making “white” synonymous with “America’s working class”," 2 Sep. 2019 Moore’s granddaughter, Trina Lloyd-Hodge, said the celebration had to be split in two because so many people wanted to be involved in honoring her granddad. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "One of nation’s first black Marines to be honored in Oceanside," 18 Aug. 2019 Bob Jensen said the stocky boat, which is 13 feet wide and brought in up to 900 pounds of fish on good days, was probably his granddad’s second or third commercial fishing vessel. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A 1945 fishing tug gets a new life as a tour boat in Michigan," 2 Aug. 2019 Father's Day is approaching fast, and there's no one gift that will fit every dad, granddad or male figure in your life. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "17 gadgets that make perfect Father's Day gifts," 6 June 2019 Dads and granddads will receive a free root beer float with the purchase of any meal. Weldon Johnson, azcentral, "Father's Day is coming: Here's how to treat your dad right," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of granddad

1764, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2019

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“Granddad.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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