"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults


[gran-pah, -paw, grand-, gram-, gram-puh] /ˈgrænˌpɑ, -ˌpɔ, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-, ˈgræm pə/
noun, Informal.
Origin of grandpa
1885-90; grand- + pa Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for grandpa
  • Even grandpa in the garage with his crystal radio set.
  • Instead of talking to mom or dad or grandma or grandpa for free you have to pay for it today.
  • Her grandpa tells a humorous tale of a garden full of fruits and vegetables that decided to run away.
  • grandpa is an expert at trout fishing-he even makes his own flies.
British Dictionary definitions for grandpa


/ˈɡrænˌpɑː; ˈɡrænd-; ˈɡræm-/
informal words for grandfather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for grandpa

1814, childish or familiar form of grandfather (see pa). Grandpappa is recorded from 1753, grandpop from 1860, grandpappy from 1853.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for grandpa

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for grandpa

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with grandpa