grand·​pa | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌpä How to pronounce grandpa (audio) , -ˌpȯ; ˈgram-ˌpä, -ˌpȯ How to pronounce grandpa (audio) \
plural grandpas

Definition of grandpa

: the father of one's father or mother grandfather sense 1a This is an old photo of your grandma and grandpa. often used as a form of addressGrandpa, will you read me a story?

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Recent Examples on the Web Her grandpa would dispense his advice over a pot of jasmine tea—his favorite. Mackenzie Fegan, Bon Appétit, "The Asian-American Tea Brands Creating a More Transparent Industry," 9 July 2020 The magic of The Order does not undo Pete’s murder and Jack ends the season visiting his grandpa’s grave. Ariana Romero,, "These Are The 5 Twists You Need To Remember Before The Order Season 2," 18 June 2020 Earlier Sunday, Kloots shared photos and video of baby Elvis,the couple's one-year-old son, playing with his grandpa. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Amanda Kloots says Nick Cordero had a 'great day,' was 'more alert' in Father's Day update," 23 June 2020 His grandpa, aunt, cousins and friends live a block over. USA Today, "These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America," 22 June 2020 In the first photo, the sisters are dressed up in costumes and gleefully standing beside their grandpa. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Jenna Bush Hager Shares Rare Family Photos for "Gampy's" George H.W. Bush's 96th Birthday," 15 June 2020 Just a few short years ago, his grandpa died and true to his word, Knight followed through with his request. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Crosby band students support troops on Memorial Day with ‘Taps’ project," 13 June 2020 My grandpa died unexpectedly in April, a few days after his 88th birthday. Kaelyn Lynch, Outside Online, "Why I'll Always Be an Ocean Person," 8 June 2020 General Motors in the 1940s sent my grandpa a ticket to Saginaw. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Trump Declared Himself the 'President of Law and Order.' Here's What People Get Wrong About the Origins of That Idea," 2 June 2020

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First Known Use of grandpa

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandpa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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grand·​pa | \ ˈgram-ˌpȯ How to pronounce grandpa (audio) , ˈgram-ˌpä, ˈgran- \

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