Definition of grandad in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgrandad
(also granddad)


  • 1 informal One’s grandfather.
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    • It is a family pool full of mums, dads, grandmas, granddads and children, it is absolutely marvellous.
    • Grandmoms (and granddads too) are indeed great people…
    • Thirty-five mums, dads, grannies and granddads went back to school last Monday as part of By Brook Valley's Bring Your Family to School Day.
  • 1.1Used as a form of address to an elderly man: cheer up, grandad, it may never happen
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    • Now it's all about viral communities - get with it, grandad!
  • 2 [as modifier] Denoting a style of shirt or shirt neckline with a collar in the form of a narrow upright band fastened with buttons.
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    • Shirts are slightly different with long tail backs or grandad collars.
    • I was dressed in a black, double button granddad shirt which had this cowboy feel about it, with my black jeans on and a dark multicoloured waistcoat I looked the part.
    • Dressed in his customary jeans, waistcoat and granddad shirt, he had everyone clapping and singing to Hold Me Close.

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