granddaddy granddaddy  /ˈɡræn ˌdæ di/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the father of your father or mother

Usage(s):

  1. But this year the granddaddy of college ratings has a slew of new competitors.
  2. Raoul Dufy is the 71-year-old granddaddy of modem chic.
  3. Both machines clearly inherited long life from their Sojourner granddaddy, and both seem equally determined to make the most of it.

News

  1. The 56th Annual Gold Coast Art Fair

    Date: Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30, 2013 Time: 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily Place: Grant Park’s Butler Field Admission: FREE Website: The 56th Annual Gold Coast Art Fair The Gold Coast Art Fair, the “Granddaddy of American …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago

  2. With Grandpa Gone, His Grandson Drives On

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- If the title "granddaddy of racing" ever exists in the Northland, one of the leading candidates would have to be Don Roseen, whose death last month has left his grandson to carry the family torch.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Northland's News Center

  3. Back Story: Book fuels fascination with airplane wrecks

    I have always been fascinated with shipwrecks, the granddaddy being the Titanic, followed by the Andrea Doria, and the nether world where they dwell, tragic relics frozen in time. Wrecked airplanes also do it for me.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "Coach (Gibbs) has that granddaddy effect on you," cornerback Fred Smoot said. "And Gregg, he gives off a mad scientist-type vibe. You've got to love that if you're a football player."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Fred Smoot Source: Forbes

  2. "It hasn't soaked in yet," Illinois coach Ron Zook said. "The Rose Bowl is hard to get to. There's a reason why they call it `The Granddaddy of them all.'"
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Ron Zook Source: Forbes

  3. "The ACC tournament is the granddaddy of all tournaments. I love it when I get there. I love the pageantry of it," Williams said. "But in today's times, it's not what it was 30 years ago."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Roy Williams Source: International Herald Tribune

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