grandparent

noun
grand·​par·​ent | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌper-ənt How to pronounce grandparent (audio) \

Definition of grandparent

: a parent of one's father or mother

Other Words from grandparent

grandparental \ ˌgran(d)-​pə-​ˈren-​tᵊl How to pronounce grandparent (audio) \ adjective
grandparenthood \ ˈgran(d)-​ˈper-​ent-​ˌhu̇d How to pronounce grandparent (audio) \ noun

Examples of grandparent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the costs of caring for a child whom a grandparent or family member hadn't planned on can take a toll. Mary Jo Pitzl, Arizona Republic, 13 Jan. 2022 Being a fantastic grandparent or the neighborhood's go-to gardening resource are legitimate purposes. Roger Whitney, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Siblings Sam and Rikki Fogelson, 17 and 15, respectively, weren't there to visit a grandparent or family friend. Clare Proctor, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Aug. 2021 Another global study estimates 1.5 million children have lost a parent, a grandparent or another close caregiver to Covid-19. Aj Willingham, CNN, 21 July 2021 This grandparent showed intolerance and cruelty toward her grandson, who had chosen to wear a gown to his prom. cleveland, 11 July 2022 This grandparent showed intolerance and cruelty toward her grandson, who had chosen to wear a gown to his prom. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 11 July 2022 This grandparent showed intolerance and cruelty toward her grandson, who had chosen to wear a gown to his prom. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 11 July 2022 The conspirators would have gotten more, except for a relative who chased down one of the men who tried collecting $9,500 cash from a grandparent. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grandparent

1574, in the meaning defined above

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“Grandparent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandparent. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for grandparent

grandparent

noun
grand·​par·​ent | \ ˈgrand-ˌper-ənt How to pronounce grandparent (audio) \

Kids Definition of grandparent

: a parent of someone's father or mother

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