granddaddy

noun
grand·​dad·​dy | \ ˈgran-ˌda-dē How to pronounce granddaddy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly grandaddy

Definition of granddaddy

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
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First Known Use of granddaddy

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of granddaddy was in 1648

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Last Updated

9 May 2022

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“Granddaddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granddaddy. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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