Definition of “the grandaddy of sth” - English Dictionary


“the grandaddy of sth” in English

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the grandaddy of sth

mainly US informal

the biggest, most important, or most powerful event or person of their type:

"Modern Times" is a classic comedy starring Charlie Chaplin, the grandaddy of comic film actors.

(Definition of “the grandaddy of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)