Definition of grandam in English:

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grandam

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrandam/
(also grandame)

noun

1 archaic term for grandmother.
Example sentences
  • Like her mother and her undefeated champion grandam, the precocious Storm Flag Flying keeps McGaughey on his toes.
1.1An old woman.
Example sentences
  • One group crowds around a tippling grandam, closely attentive to her stories.
1.2A female ancestor.

Origin

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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