grandam

noun gran·dam \ ˈgran-ˌdam , -dəm \

Definition of grandam

1 or grandame play \ˈgran-ˌdām\
b :an old woman
2 or granddam play \ˈgran-ˌdam, -dəm\ :a dam's or sire's dam used of an animal

Origin and Etymology of grandam

Middle English graundam, from Anglo-French graund dame, literally, great lady


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