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[grand-muh-mah; gran-mah-muh, grand-, gram-] /ˈgrænd məˌmɑ; ˈgrænˌmɑ mə, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-/
noun, Informal.
Origin of grandmamma
1740-50; grand- + mamma1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • grandmamma was very sorry to part with it,” cries Lady Fanny.

    The History of Samuel Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Matilda drew up her head and flattened her back, and then asked her grandmamma how she did.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • I did not follow the counsel of my grandmamma with the four g's in having an eye to my own safety.

  • “If there is, you children can do something for me that I should like very much,” said grandmamma.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • But I fink Grandpapa and grandmamma will be so very pleased to have us that they won't care whose fault it was.

    "Us" Mary Louisa S. Molesworth
  • But it does not surprise me, for grandmamma is always so good that I am used to it.

  • grandmamma glanced again at Flora, and took another pinch of snuff.

    Out in the Forty-Five Emily Sarah Holt
  • Did your Papa tell you that we girls too were going to live at your grandmamma's?

    Boyhood Leo Tolstoy
  • Cousin Agnes and grandmamma are going away to the sea-side now immediately, but they'll be back before we come.

    My New Home Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • "Then you can see for yourself what use he is," continued grandmamma.

    Boyhood Leo Tolstoy

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