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grandadvisor

compounding; analogy Metaphor
From the point of view of a new student, a grandadvisor is the advisor of the student's advisors.
 
used in the metaphor as an Orientation Week Group as a family, where the advisors are the parents and the new students are the children. If you continue this metaphor and make a family tree, the role of grandparents would be named grandadvisors.
Etymology : Compound of grand and advisor.
Source : friends, "Alex is Ryan's grandadvisor because Ryan's advisor, Skyler, was Alex's freshman"
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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