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grandparent

[gran-pair-uh nt, -par-, grand-] /ˈgrænˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-, ˈgrænd-/
noun
1.
a parent of a parent.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; grand- + parent
Related forms
grandparental
[gran-puh-ren-tl, grand-] /ˌgræn pəˈrɛn tl, ˌgrænd-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
grandparenting, noun
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  • And weaker family ties mean that fewer troubled teenagers find refuge with a kindly grandparent or uncle.
  • The cheapest childcare option, of course, is to have a grandparent or other relative who is willing to pitch in for free.
  • Your risk is higher if you have a parent or grandparent with open-angle glaucoma.
  • Today, more than six million children live with a grandparent.
British Dictionary definitions for grandparent

grandparent

/ˈɡrænˌpɛərənt; ˈɡrænd-/
noun
1.
the father or mother of either of one's parents
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Word Origin and History for grandparent
n.

1802, from grand (adj.) + parent (n.). Related: Grandparents.

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