grand·ma | \ˈgran(d)-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ;ˈgra-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ \

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Think grandma's broach or a piece of vintage family furniture that has been sitting in the attic for ages. Sunset, "11 Creative Vintage Wedding Decor Ideas," 22 Jan. 2018 Mom's at the wheel, grandma's in the passenger seat, and four children, including a boy who uses a wheelchair, fill in the two rows in the back. Dan Simmons,, "2 years after Philando Castile's death, programs aim to transform relations between police, residents," 8 July 2018 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: see, my grandma has this couch... Tailor: say no more — Joe Greenwich (@JGreenwich) June 21, 2018 Gilgeous-Alexander was picked by the Charlotte Hornets at No. Noel Harris, sacbee, "How Jesus, Wakanda, UPS and grandma’s couch took center stage at the NBA draft," 21 June 2018 My maternal great-grandma, Abuela Emilia, was born in Puerto Rico around 1913 and died in 2003. Illyanna Maisonet,, "Bacalaitos as familial memory and penance," 5 July 2018 YouTube be damned — some of our favorite tips come from our moms, grandmas, godmothers, aunties, and family friends., "The Best Black Beauty Tips We Learned From Our Moms, Grandmas, & Aunties," 19 June 2018 Nobuyo begins to feel motherly towards her, and the wise grandma (Kiki Kilin) takes a shine to her. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Shoplifters' ('Manbiki Kazoku'): Film Review | Cannes 2018," 14 May 2018 At Nacho's family home, Bourdain was treated to a feast made by Nacho's grandma, showcasing some of Uruguay's Spanish and Italian influence: tuco (the Uruguayan spin on ragú alla Genovese) with handmade tallarin, or tagliatelle pasta. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Recap: Anthony Bourdain Eats All the Meat in Uruguay in 'Parts Unknown'," 7 May 2018 Sometimes the grandma-and-grandpa style can be translated into something really fun. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Meet the Wild and Eccentric Stylist Looking to Disrupt the L.A. Fashion World," 21 Mar. 2018

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1772, in the meaning defined above

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grand·ma | \ˈgra-ˌmȯ, ˈgra-ˌmä, ˈgran-ˌmȯ, ˈgran-ˌmä\

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