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grandad

Word definitions for grandad in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ But Alf Gover has become a sort of universal grandad . ▪ But William's grandad had a system working for him. ▪ I was with my grandad at a lake in Gloucestershire, night-fishing for tench by the light of a tilley lamp. ▪ It might...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (alternative spelling of granddad English)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
also granddad , 1819, from grand (adj.) + dad . Grandaddy is attested from 1769; figuratively (in grandaddy of all _____ ) from 1956. Grand dada attested from 1690s.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the father of your father or mother [syn: grandfather , gramps , granddad , granddaddy , grandpa ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Edward Kitchener "Ted" Trotter , better known simply as Grandad , is a character in the popular long running BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses from 1981 until 1984. He was played by Lennard Pearce in the original series, and was portrayed by Phil Daniels...

Usage examples of grandad.

She told the clerk what she wanted: two fifths of Grandad, a sixpack of beer, two packs of cigarettes, some chips, some mixed nuts, some alka-seltzer, a good cigar.

The colours spoke to her of custard, of blancmange a leaden meat tea served on pastel plates, the desiccation of a proletarian wake for some tyrant grandad, or some pub parrot of a granny, mad these thirty years.

Pennock had learned of his moving grandad into Kate's but had no idea Bostwick was inside the wagon.

Pen­nock had learned of his moving grandad Into Kate's but had no idea Bostwick was inside the wagon.

One of my grandads lives in Spain and the other one died before I was born!

Gran Masha had a bowl of hog-clam chowder and hot soda bread, while Grandad had a platter of local oysterish crea­tures that he called eisire and gobbled raw, winking at Gran all the while and sending very odd thoughts at her.

The grandfather paradox ceases to be paradoxical, because grandad will be (or will have been) killed in a parallel world, not in the original one.

No-one takes you sheriously when you’ve got no teeths, they shay “Shit down by the fire, grandad, and have shome shoo—“ Cohen looked sharply at Rincewind.