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gramps

or gramp

[gramps] /græmps/
noun, Informal.
Origin of gramps
1860-1865
1860-65; see grandpa, -s4
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  • By this time, gramp had appeared on the scene, and he fetched a cup of tea to take the taste out of the Elder's mouth.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • The one called gramp was screeching invectives at the grinning bystanders.

    Wanderer of Infinity Harl Vincent
  • gramp gave him all the following day to "mount" the eagle as a specimen.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • Ad dropped his axe and stood looking at gramp, as if spellbound.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • We often said to her afterwards, when looking at the pictures, that her smile was almost as broad as gramp's irrepressible one.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • "All Christians are good people," gramp was accustomed to say.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • "Very well," gramp assented; and that was all there was said about the accident.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • "That is a little different from what they used to tell me when I was a boy," gramp remarked.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • Halse did not come back to help me, at once; and at length gramp went to the house, in search of him.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • But I had just witnessed what befell gramp from smiling, and was afraid to risk it.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
Word Origin and History for gramp

1898, colloquial or dialectal shortening of grandpa.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gramp

gramps

noun

Grandfather; any old man: Need any help, gramps?

[1940s+; gramp is found by 1898]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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