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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ 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 embarrass them if Henry told them about his grandad. perhaps it would stop them.
▪ Later, usually with Preston or his grandad, he'd felt a bit more at home, but not much.
▪ Maybe it was a reaction to William's grandad and his wicked flaunting of convention.
▪ The snuffles and crunches of some unknown thing convinced my grandad that we were about to be mugged.
▪ This lets off grandad who makes grandson John a toy and gives it to him for Christmas.
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.


n. (alternative spelling of granddad English)


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

Grandad (Only Fools and Horses)

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 in the prequel, Rock & Chips.

The character was grandfather to Derek, the step grandfather of Rodney Trotter, and older brother to Uncle Albert ( Buster Merryfield). Lennard Pearce's sudden death in December 1984 was written into the series with the death of the character.

Grandad (song)

"Grand dad" is a popular song by Herbie Flowers and Kenny Pickett, and recorded by Clive Dunn.

While starring in the long-running BBC situation comedy Dad's Army, Dunn met bassist Herbie Flowers at a party and on learning he was a songwriter challenged him to write a song for him. Flowers wrote "Grandad" with Creation vocalist Kenny Pickett.

The single was released in November 1970 and, aided by promotion such as appearing on children's shows such as Basil Brush and DJ Tony Blackburn claiming it as his favourite record, it soon reached the charts the following January 1971, it reached #1 on the UK singles chart for three weeks, during which time Dunn celebrated his 51st birthday, and went on to spend a total of 27 weeks on the chart. Dunn never had another hit but released an album Permission to Sing Sir!.

In 1979-1984, Dunn starred as Charlie 'Grandad' Quick in a children's television show named Grandad, although the series did not use the song as the theme tune.

Grandad (disambiguation)

Grandad is a male grandparent.

Grandad or Granddad may also refer to:

  • "Grandad" (song), a UK #1 song by Clive Dunn
  • Grandad (TV series), a British TV series (1979–1984) starring Clive Dunn as Charlie 'Grandad' Quick
  • Grandad (Only Fools and Horses), a character in the British sitcom series
  • Granddad (1913 film), an American short film directed by Thomas H. Ince
  • Short for Old Grand-Dad, a bourbon whiskey

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.