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granddaddy

[gran-dad-ee] /ˈgrænˌdæd i/
noun, plural granddaddies. Informal.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; grand- + daddy
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British Dictionary definitions for granddaddy

grandad

/ˈɡrænˌdæd/
noun (pl) -dads, -daddies
1.
informal words for grandfather
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