1898, colloquial or dialectal shortening of grandpa.
Grandfather; any old man: Need any help, gramps?
[1940s+; gramp is found by 1898]
[gram-pah, -paw, -puh] /ˈgræmˌpɑ, -ˌpɔ, -pə/ noun, Informal. 1. .
[gram-pee-uh n] /ˈgræm pi ən/ noun 1. a region in E Scotland. 3361 sq. mi. (8704 sq. km).
- Grampian mountains
/ˈɡræmpɪən/ plural noun 1. a mountain system of central Scotland, extending from the southwest to the northeast and separating the Highlands from the Lowlands. Highest peak: Ben Nevis, 1344 m (4408 ft) 2. a mountain range in SE Australia, in W Victoria
- Grampian region
noun 1. a former local government region in NE Scotland, formed in 1975 from Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, and most of Banffshire and Morayshire; replaced in 1996 by the council areas of Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeen, and Moray