grandfather

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹændˌfɑː(ɹ)ðə(ɹ)/
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Etymology 1Edit

grand + father

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a grandfather and his granddaughter.

NounEdit

grandfather (plural grandfathers)

  1. A father of someone’s parent.
  2. (by extension) A male forefather.
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Etymology 2Edit

From grandfather clause

VerbEdit

grandfather (third-person singular simple present grandfathers, present participle grandfathering, simple past and past participle grandfathered)

  1. To retain existing laws or rules only for those people or organisations that were previously affected by them, and apply new laws or rules to the unaffected people or organisations.
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  • grandfather in
Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 15:47