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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.


(ˈgrænˌfɑ ðər, ˈgrænd-)

1. the father of one's father or mother.
2. a male ancestor.
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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Granddaddy shakes out salt and pepper on the fried eggs that are already on his plate.
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So, the next time you want your granddaddy s rusted old revolver, pistol, rifle Or shotgun made to look new, please understand the process is not something that happens overnight or something a gunsmith waves his hand over and a in a few hours, a beautifully restored firearm mysteriously appears.