grandpa

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

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Armed with photos and ideas from the internet, Blake's grandpa, Gary, set to work to build his costume out of cardboard. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Best Grandpa Ever Makes the Cutest Halloween Costume for His Grandson With Spina Bifida," 24 Oct. 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," 27 Aug. 2018 Butler, who plays Zach on the hit drama series, has officially been dubbed the grandpa of the group, and the cast has ample evidence to prove it. refinery29.com, "Move Over Ocean's 8, The 13 Reasons Why Cast Group Text Is The New Hottest Thing," 27 May 2018 After playing on the new installation, McSwiggan said, Mason asked his grandpa to take him back to the library the following day. Katherine Nails, Philly.com, "Philly library initiative encourages kids to run, climb and scale walls," 21 June 2018 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. courant.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is betta’, inside and out," 22 May 2018

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grandpa

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

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