Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A familiar term for grandfather.
- n. grandfather
“Lord Valleys grimaced beneath his crisp moustache -- the word grandpapa always fell queerly on the ears of one who was but fifty-six, and by no means felt it -- and jerking his gloved hand towards Ann, he said:”
“Please, I have measured Elspeth," I announced over the tea-table, "and grandpapa is quite right.”
“First, there is the large hamper of good things sent by grandpapa, which is as inexhaustible as”
“This he did, and the price he asked for doing so was exactly the value of the gold coin grandpapa had given”
“First, there is the large hamper of good things sent by grandpapa, which is as inexhaustible as Fortunatus's purse, and contains everything, from a Norfolk turkey to grapes from the grandpaternal vinery.”
“He knew that his daughter had made great strides in social elevation, and that her children, when he had seen them last, had been quite like "gentlefolk's children;" but to see this young princess step forth graciously out of a first-class carriage, and address him as "grandpapa," took away his breath.”
“As for "grandpapa," M. de Choiseul, "a slight cold keeping him in bed he has fairy stories read to him all day long, a species of reading to which we are all given; we find them as probable as modern history.”
“With a simple ethos of delivering a bill reflecting the very best in terms of both talent and reputation, headliners include the grandpapa of French house music François Kevorkian, playing his Deep Space set for the first and only time in the UK this year, alongside his longtime collaborator and sometime resident at legendary NYC fun factory Loft, Danny Krivit.”
“When his parents told him about the death, the child wanted to know if "grandpapa was okay now.”
“This city hasn't seen many sports weekends like this since grandpapa went to Ferdinando's in Brooklyn for vastedda”
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