Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A grandfather.
  • noun One that is the first, oldest, or most respected of its kind.

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  • noun informal A grandfather.

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  • noun the father of your father or mother

Etymologies

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Diminutive of granddad.

Examples

  • In 1964, we passed the Civil Rights Act, our main granddaddy of civil rights legislation.

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  • Well, it's a program now referred to as the granddaddy of all reality television shows.

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  • My granddaddy was a director of the meat plant and after World War II he was sent to rebuild the Soviet economy in various parts of former Soviet Union.

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  • Because every little boy is convinced that his granddaddy is the most important granddaddy in the world.

    The Great Republic: A History of America

  • Finally one of them said to the other: "Your granddaddy was a d---- d Tory in the Revolutionary war."

    Two boys in the Civil War and after,

  • His granddaddy was a steelworker in western Pennsylvania, and maybe that's where Haley would've ended up if football hadn't jolted his father out of the small towns and into the NFL.

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  • His granddaddy was a steelworker in western Pennsylvania, and maybe that's where Haley would've ended up if football hadn't jolted his father out of the small towns and into the NFL.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • His granddaddy was a steelworker in western Pennsylvania, and maybe that's where Haley would've ended up if football hadn't jolted his father out of the small towns and into the NFL.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • His granddaddy was a steelworker in western Pennsylvania, and maybe that's where Haley would've ended up if football hadn't jolted his father out of the small towns and into the NFL.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • The first reality show, and was called the granddaddy of reality television, was Candid Camera by Allen Funt.

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