grandmother grandmother  /ˈɡrænd ˌmə ðər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the mother of your father or mother

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Amid Kenya's turmoil, the candidate's step-grandmother feeds the chickens and celebrates her grandson's quest.
  2. Sarah Anyango Obama, step-grandmother of Barack Obama, outside her home in Kogela, Kenya.
  3. Take the nickname he uses for his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.

News

  1. Grandmother: CYFD failed to protect boy

    The grandmother of a 7-month-old boy critically hurt when he was left in a hot car Monday says she reported the parents to a state agency more than a month ago because she feared the worst might happen.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque

  2. Grandmother denied early release for grandson's death

    A Fort Myers grandmother is pleading with a judge to be released early from probation. Nearly three years ago, Michelle Freiburger took responsibility for the death of her grandson Ian. Ian Allen, 2, died in 2010 after finding a loaded gun in a nightstand and shooting himself.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC 2 Fort Myers

  3. Grandmother pleads guilty in death of grandson

    A grandmother has admitted she killed her 2-year-old grandson, tearing his liver and causing an array of bruises, abrasions and burns during beatings she administered in her apartment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KPLC Lake Charles

Quotes

  1. Refusing to repudiate his pastor Obama said: "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother."
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: The Daily Star

  2. "Oh my God, I have to just take this moment in. I cannot believe this. Look what God can do. I didn't think I was going to win," Hudson said through tears of joy. "If my grandmother was here to see me now. She was my biggest inspiration."
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Jennifer Hudson Source: Guardian Unlimited

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