[gran-muhth-er, grand-, gram-] /ˈgrænˌmʌð ər, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-/

the of one’s father or .
a female ancestor.
/ˈɡrænˌmʌðə; ˈɡrænd-/
the mother of one’s father or mother
(often pl) a female ancestor
(often capital) a familiar term of address for an old woman
teach one’s grandmother to suck eggs, See egg1 (sense 8)

early 15c., from grand (adj.) + mother (n.1), probably on analogy of French grand-mère. Replaced earlier grandame (c.1200) and Old English ealdemodor.


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