grand·pa | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌpä , -ˌpȯ ; ˈgram-ˌpä , -ˌpȯ \

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Another dude wore a ribbed powder-blue grandpa cardigan with matching leggings and a Gucci purse. Masculine? Emily Farra, Vogue, "The 8 Street-Style Trends We Saw Outside the Spring 2019 Menswear Shows in Europe," 28 June 2018 This was their final and lasting gift to a great grandpa., "Henry C. Smachetti," 29 Apr. 2018 His grandpa served in the Navy and worked for General Dynamics, and his dad had a private pilot’s license. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Taking flight: Cowboys' kicker Dan Bailey explains his passion for flying," 18 June 2018 Of course, taking grandpa’s Town Car on an autocross course can be a blast, but the seventh-generation Jetta proves that practical and fun aren’t mutually exclusive. Robert Duffer,, "Review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is betta’, inside and out," 22 May 2018 Owner: Wes Shaver Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Found on: eBay Purchase price: $3,100 Years owned: two My grandpa would always buy my grandmother the newest Cadillac. Popular Mechanics, "My Ride: 1993 Cadillac Allante," 19 June 2018 My grandpa was in the hospital 24/7 and was not getting much sleep. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Couple planning a family disagree about adoption," 17 June 2018 Hager added that her grandpa — Barbara's husband of over 73 years — remained close by her side. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Barbara Bush Quit Smoking in 1968 After a Nurse Called Her Out," 18 Apr. 2018 While urban homes had the advantage of ice delivery, my dad said, for a rural farm, grandpa had to go to town to secure ice. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Ice 'harvesting' was an important cold cash industry," 29 June 2018

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