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grand·dad·dy

also gran·dad·dy (grăn′dăd′ē)
n. pl. grand·dad·dies also gran·dad·dies Informal
1. A grandfather.
2. One that is the first, oldest, or most respected of its kind: the granddaddy of modern computers.

grand•fa•ther

(ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, ˈgrænd-)

n.
1. the father of one's father or mother.
2. a male ancestor.
[1375–1425]
grand′fa`ther•ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granddaddy - the father of your father or mothergranddaddy - the father of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother
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