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grandfathernoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡræn.fɑː.ðər/  us   /-ðɚ/ (informal grandpa, grandad)
A2 the ​father of a person's ​mother or ​father: Her grandfather on her mother's ​side was ​Italian. [as form of address] formal or old-fashioned Let me ​help you, Grandfather.

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(Definition of grandfather from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grandfathernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡrændˌfɑð·ər/ (infml granddad,  /ˈɡræn·dæd/ , infml grandpa,  /ˈɡræm·pə, -pɑ/ )
the ​father of a person’s ​mother or ​father
(Definition of grandfather from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grandfather”
in Korean 할아버지…
in Arabic جَدّ…
in Malaysian datuk, nenek…
in French grand-père, grand-mère, grands-parents (pl.)…
in Russian дедушка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖父…
in Italian nonno…
in Turkish dede, büyükbaba…
in Polish dziadek, dziad…
in Spanish abuelo, abuela…
in Vietnamese ông bà…
in Portuguese avô…
in Thai ปู่, ย่า, ตา…
in German der Großvater, die Großmutter…
in Catalan avi…
in Japanese 祖父…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外)祖父…
in Indonesian kakek, nenek…
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