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
Here's the granddaddy of all barbecue rubs, but don't let the simple formula fool you.
Mexico vs. Chile is the granddaddy of them all, at least in this hemisphere.
The granddaddy of them all, however, was a three-homer, six-RBI game April 20 against St. Ignatius.
The granddaddy of U.S. chocolate tours is Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
FROM HERSHEY'S TO HIPSTERS 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 false dreams from which Spencer found himself freed were the dreams of the good ol’ boy, who goes to church on Sunday and does things as his granddaddy did before him.
The granddaddy of painkillers is known to have cardioprotective effects, and has long prescribed for that purpose.
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First Known Use of granddaddy
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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