Synonyms of grandfather in English:

grandfather


See definition of grandfather

noun

1‘his grandfather was a mathematician’

SYNONYMS

grandad, grandpa, grandpop

North American gramps, grand daddy

abuelo

nonno

2‘he was the grandfather of modern liberalism’

SYNONYMS

founder, inventor, originator, creator, initiator, instigator, father, founding father, pioneer, framer, mastermind

literary begetter

rare establisher

3‘our Victorian grandfathers’

SYNONYMS

forefather, forebear, ancestor, progenitor, antecedent


verb

1‘smokers who worked here before the ban have been grandfathered’

SYNONYMS

exempt, excuse, make an exception for, make an exception of, give immunity to, grant immunity to, let off, release, exclude, exonerate

let off the hook