Definition of grandam in English:


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


  • 1 archaic term for grandmother.
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    • 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.
  • 1.2A female ancestor.


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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