One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
grandad, grandpa, grandpopView synonyms
- ‘Once or twice a summer from the days I first remember until he was taken by diabetes in June 1973, the biggest day of the year was when gramps took all of us to the Cubs game.’
- ‘So I was driving my gramps to the clinic, I dropped him off at the entrance and proceeded to parking the car.’
- ‘My Mom decided not to go with us but stay at the lake house with my two brothers, cause she wasn't sure what grandma and grampy would do with them.’
- ‘It sounds silly because I'm only twelve but like my gramps said once, ‘Better enjoys things while your young, us old birds didn't get the pleasure you've got when we were you age.’’
- ‘I should have been listening more carefully when my old grampy was telling me what shares to buy.’
- ‘Violet opened the door and walked in to her gramp's Cottage, ‘Gramps I was wondering if you could help me with something.’’
- ‘The sweater's from my gramps; he knows I enjoy golf, and I just really like green and white.’
- ‘I'd sit on the bar with a bottle of squirt and grampy would play the piano.’
- ‘We all went out looking for it, including his gramp, but we couldn't find it.’
- ‘Today I went over to my gramps ' place to have dinner with them, and this uncle was staring at me.’
- ‘Everyone's been kicked out of a spot by an old, cantankerous gramps at some point.’
- ‘‘No call for that kind of thing here,’ said the old gramps behind the counter.’
- ‘My nan, family and I would like to thank all nurses who attended to my gramp while he was in hospital.’
- ‘An old gramps, a good for nothing, and too lazy for work.’
Late 19th century: contraction of grandpapa.
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