Definition of grandaddy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrandadi/
(also granddaddy)

noun (plural grandaddies)

North American informal
1One’s grandfather.
Example sentences
  • I've been hunting bobwhite quail since my grandaddy took me with him at age 10.
  • My grandaddy taught me the manners of hunting.
  • He saved my great great grandaddy's life during the Civil War.
1.1The largest or most notable example or instance of a particular thing: that young fellow is going to have the grandaddy of all headaches
More example sentences
  • Certainly there are fangs aplenty, but gothic fans will have to look closely to see any relevance to the grandaddy of the vampire cult, Bram Stoker's iconic novel Dracula.
  • Eurovision is the grandaddy of all talent shows and the Super Bowl of singing.
  • So here they were, eager campers in the grandaddy of all summer camps, with all the toys they could hope for, surrounded by the best of their own kind, and with the chance to play with the very incarnation of their wildest dreams.

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