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Noun: grandfather  'gran,faa-dhu(r)
  1. The father of your father or mother
    - gramps, granddad, grandad, granddaddy, grandpa, grandaddy [N. Amer, informal], grandpapa [archaic]
Verb: grandfather  'gran,faa-dhu(r)
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Exempt pre-existing conditions from new requirements, legislation, or restrictions

Derived forms: grandfathered, grandfathering, grandfathers

Type of: grandparent

Encyclopedia: Grandfather, North Carolina