Definition of grandam in English:


Line breaks: gran|dam
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrandam
(also grandame)


1 archaic term for grandmother.
More example sentences
  • Like her mother and her undefeated champion grandam, the precocious Storm Flag Flying keeps McGaughey on his toes.
1.1An old woman.
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  • One group crowds around a tippling grandam, closely attentive to her stories.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French graund dame (see grand, dame). Of the English terms of relationship formed with grand, this is the oldest.

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