granddaddy

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noun grand·dad·dy \-ˌda-dē\

Definition of granddaddy

  1. 1 :  grandfather 1a

  2. 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>

1769

First Known Use of granddaddy

1769

Variants of granddaddy

less commonly

grandaddy


GRANDDADDY Defined for English Language Learners

granddaddy

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noun grand·dad·dy \-ˌda-dē\

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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