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granddad

Definition:

the father of one's father or mother

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

granddads

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

grandad [American spelling] | grandfather | oupa [South Africa] | gramp [informal] | gramps [informal] | grandaddy [American spelling, informal] | granddaddy [British/Canadian spelling, informal] | grandpa [informal] | grandpapa [informal] | grandpappy [informal, North America] | grandsire [archaic]

Etymology:

Diminutive of granddad.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Grandparent | Grandparents

the parents of a person's own parent, whether that be a father or a mother. Every sexually-reproducing creature who is not a genetic chimera has a maximum of four genetic grandparents, eight genetic great-grandparents, sixteen genetic ... (36 of 1196 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Grandparent

Wiktionary:

grandfather | grandfathers [plural] | grandfathered [past tense] | grandfathering [present participle] | grandaddies [plural, informal] | grandads [misspelling, plural] | granddads [plural] | gramps [plural] | granddaddy [plural] | ...

A father of someone's parent. | A male forefather. | To retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organisations. (38 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grandfather

Collins Dictionary:

granddad | granddadads [plural] | granddadaddies [plural] | grandad | grandaddy | granddaddy | grandfather [informal, sense-specific]

the father of your mother or father | informal words for "grandfather" (11 of 449 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/granddad

Merriam-Webster:

grandfather [entry 1, noun] | gramps [sense-specific] | gramp [sense-specific] | grandad [sense-specific] | grandpa [sense-specific] | granddaddy [sense-specific, synonym] | ancestor [synonym, sense-specific] | father [synonym, sense-specific] | forebear [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the father of one's father or mother ; "ancestor" [sense-specific] | "granddaddy" [sense-specific] (12 of 101 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/grandfather

Random House Dictionary:

grandfather | gramps [informal] | granddad [informal] | granddaddy [informal] | granddaddies [informal, plural] | grandpa [informal] | grandpapa [informal] | grandpappy [dialect] | grandpappies [dialect, plural]

the father of one's father or mother. | a forefather. | the founder or originator of a family, species, type, etc.; the first of one's or its kind, or ... (27 of 79 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/grandfather

American Heritage Dictionary:

grandfather | grandfathered [past tense] | grandfathering [present participle] | grandfathers [3rd-person singular present] | gramp [informal] | grampa [informal] | granddad [informal] | grandpa [informal]

The father of one's mother or father. | A forefather; an ancestor. | To exempt (one involved in an activity or business) from new regulations (23 of 52 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grandfather

New World Dictionary:

grandfather | gramps [informal] | grand-dad [informal] | grandad [informal] | granddad [informal] | grandpa [informal] | grandpapa [informal]

the father of one's father or mother: also a term of respectful familiarity to any elderly man | a male ancestor; forefather | [informal] to exempt ... (24 of 52 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grandfather

Oxford Dictionary:

granddad | grandad

Syllabification: (grand·dad) | [informal] | one's grandfather. (5 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/granddad

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grandad [countable, informal] | grandads [plural] | granddad [American spelling]

a grandfather ; an insulting way of talking to an old man, especially one whose name you do not know (20 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grandad

Cambridge Dictionary:

grandad [informal] | granddad

grandfather | used rudely or humorously to address an old man (10 of 22 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grandad

Encarta Dictionary:

granddad | granddads [plural] | grandad: grandads [plural] | grandads [plural] | grandad

Same as grandfather | a disrespectful term of address for a man of advanced years (14 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861614928​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

granddaddy [informal] | granddaddies [plural] | grandaddy

Origin: Diminutive of granddad.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/granddaddy

grandpa [informal]

Origin: grand- + pa

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grandpa

pa | pas [plural]

Origin: Shortened from papa.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pa

Audio references

Macmillan American Dictionary:

granddad [countable, informal] | granddads [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "granddad"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/granddad

granddaddy [countable] | granddaddies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "granddaddy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/granddaddy

grandpa [countable, informal] | grandpas [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grandpa"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/grandpa

Macmillan British Dictionary:

granddad

Audio: British English pronunciation of "granddad"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/granddad

grandad [countable, informal] | grandads [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grandad"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grandad

grandaddy [countable, informal] | grandaddies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grandaddy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grandaddy

granddaddy

Audio: British English pronunciation of "granddaddy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/granddaddy

grandpa [countable, informal] | grandpas [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grandpa"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grandpa

the Free Dictionary:

granddad

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "granddad"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "granddad"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "granddad" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/granddad

grandad

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grandad"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/grandad

grandaddy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "grandaddy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "grandaddy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "grandaddy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/grandaddy

granddaddy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "granddaddy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "granddaddy"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/granddaddy

grandpa

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "grandpa"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "grandpa"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "grandpa" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/grandpa

Google Dictionary:

granddad | granddads [plural] | grandads [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "granddad"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=granddad

granddaddy

Audio: English pronunciation of "granddaddy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=granddaddy

grandpa | grandpas [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "grandpa"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=grandpa

YourDictionary Audio:

granddad

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "granddad"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/granddad

granddaddy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "granddaddy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/granddaddy

grandpa

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grandpa"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grandpa

Cambridge Dictionary:

grandad [informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "grandad"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "grandad"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grandad

grandaddy [United States, informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "grandaddy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "grandaddy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grandaddy

grandpa [informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "grandpa"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "grandpa"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grandpa

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

grandad

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grandad"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=grandd​01 word=grandad

granddaddy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "granddaddy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=grandd​02 word=granddaddy

grandpa

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grandpa"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=grandp​02 word=grandpa

grandpa

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grandpa"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=grandp​01 word=grandpa

Collins Dictionary:

grandaddy | grandaddads [plural] | grandaddaddies [plural] | grandad | granddad | granddaddy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "grandaddy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "grandaddy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grandaddy

grandpa | grandpapa

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grandpa"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grandpa

grandpapa | grandpa

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grandpapa"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grandpapa

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