from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A familiar term for grandmother.

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  • noun Grandmother.


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  • "Thank you, ma'am, I shall be very happy, if grandmamma is willing."

    Oldtown Folks

  • Mrs. Newcome can scarcely be called his grandmamma, I suppose; and I daresay her

    The Newcomes

  • Such a silly, inexperienced creature must have time given her to learn to be reasonable, beside, she (Frau Brohl) would take care of everything, and Herr Haber could call her grandmamma now if he liked.

    The Malady of the Century

  • She was always at work with her needle (for her hands were not affected) for the London children, grandnieces, and nephews who called her grandmamma, for she had had the care of their Parents during 11 years of her brother Alexander's widowhood.

    An Autobiography

  • My work -- and the garden -- and to sit with grandmamma, that is all I care for.

    Phoebe, Junior

  • Mrs. Newcome can scarcely be called his grandmamma, I suppose; and I daresay her Methodistical ladyship will not care to see the daughter and grandson of a clergyman of the Church of England!

    The Newcomes

  • Clara was overjoyed, and talked so much about her grandmother that evening, that Heidi began also to call her "grandmamma," which brought down on her a look of displeasure from Fräulein Rottenmeier; this, however, had no particular effect on Heidi, for she was accustomed now to being continually in that lady's black books.


  • But as she was going to her room that night, Fräulein Rottenmeier waylaid her, and drawing her into her own, gave her strict injunctions as to how she was to address Frau Sesemann when she arrived; on no account was she to call her "grandmamma," but always to say "madam" to her.


  • I can remember seeing your mother, Milly, when she was about as old as you, cuddled up in a corner of that sofa over there, in 'grandmamma's pocket,' as she used to call it, listening with all her ears to great-grandmamma's stories.

    Milly and Olly

  • The dowager was always called "my lady", both by her own daughter and by her son's wife, except in the presence of their children, when she was addressed as "grandmamma".

    The Last Chronicle of Barset


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