Definition of grandam in English:

grandam

(also grandame)

noun

  • 1

    archaic term for grandmother
    • ‘Like her mother and her undefeated champion grandam, the precocious Storm Flag Flying keeps McGaughey on his toes.’
    1. 1.1 An old woman.
      • ‘One group crowds around a tippling grandam, closely attentive to her stories.’
    2. 1.2 A female ancestor.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French graund dame (see grand, dame). Of the English terms of relationship formed with grand, this is the oldest.

Pronunciation

grandam

/ˈɡrandam/