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

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The look of joy on Charles' face in the candid moment is peak grandpa. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to the Royal Family," 18 Nov. 2018 But like a stereotypical conservative Midwestern grandpa. E.j. Roller, Vox, "We need to talk about how family money can make or break an arts career," 12 Nov. 2018 Melba was my grandma, and it's supposed to be my grandpa saying it. Seamus Kirst, Teen Vogue, "Jackie Cruz on the Latest Season of "Orange Is the New Black" and Her New Album "Hija de Chavez"," 30 July 2018 My great-grandpa was very tolerant of all races and religions. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Colonel Sanders' grandson responds to 'Papa John' Schnatter's accusations: 'He's a weasel'," 19 July 2018 Grew up tinkering with cars with my grandpa and stuff. Mark Anthony Green, GQ, "We Took Killer Mike to Test Drive the New Generation of American Muscle Cars," 7 Mar. 2018 The best way to ensure that both kids and parents are happy exploring a new place is to find activities that accommodate everyone in the family, from baby to grandpa. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 20 Nov. 2018 But thanks to one very crafty grandpa, his bus-riding dreams came true earlier than expected. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Best Grandpa Ever Makes the Cutest Halloween Costume for His Grandson With Spina Bifida," 24 Oct. 2018 The dining series kicked off last year and features local grandma's — and one grandpa — cooking up their ethnic specialties in a sit-down family dinner style and atmosphere. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Sunday Dinner at Grandma's dining series celebrates one year with soul food," 6 Feb. 2018

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grand·​pa | \ ˈgram-ˌpȯ , ˈgram-ˌpä, ˈgran-\

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