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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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  • gramps was no longer shooting, for even though the limit was four grouse, half the limit was enough for anyone.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • gramps' tone remained caustic but Bud refused to be ruffled.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • While gramps mouthed the thermometer, Dr. Beardsley applied a stethoscope to his chest, then to his back.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Anything that was not a bean must be a weed, gramps had said, and Bud acted accordingly.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Bud was forced to concede that, if gramps had deliberately set out to find the doe and fawn, he had shown wonderful woodcraft.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Evidently as brisk as he had been in the early morning, gramps bounced from his chair.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • They entered the copse, gramps following the grouse tracks and Bud ten feet to one side.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • "But now I got a boy to help me with all the chores I used to do," gramps said.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • gramps looked at him oddly, but Bud was too surprised and delighted to notice.

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  • Gram looked over her glasses and frowned at Bud but she spoke to gramps.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
Slang definitions & phrases for gramps

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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