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grand·ma

 (grănd′mä′, grăn′-, grăm′mä′, grăm′ə)
n. Informal
A grandmother.

grandma

(ˈɡrænˌmɑː; ˈɡrænd-; ˈɡræm-) ,

grandmama

or

grandmamma

n
informal words for grandmother

grand•moth•er

(ˈgrænˌmʌð ər, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-)

n.
1. the mother of one's father or mother.
2. a female ancestor.
[1375–1425]
grand′moth`er•ly, adj.
grand′moth`er•li•ness, n.

Grandma

A term often applied to the lowest gear on a farm truck when the truck had a four-speed transmission. The name presumably arose because the very slow speed of the truck was likened to that of a grandmother
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Grandma - the mother of your father or mothergrandma - the mother of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother
nan - your grandmother
Translations
babička
bedstemor
isoäitimummimummo
baka
おばあちゃん
할머니
bunicuţă
babica
mormorfarmor
ย่า ยาย

grandma

[ˈgrænmɑː] grandmama [ˈgrænməˌmɑː] Nabuela f
yes, grandmasí, abuela

grandma

[ˈgrændmə] nmamie f, mémé f
my grandma → ma mamie

grandma

[ˈgrænˌmɑː] grandmama [ˈgrænməˌmɑː] n (fam) → nonna, nonnina

Grandma

جَدَّة babička bedstemor Großmutter γιαγιούλα abuelita isoäiti mamie baka nonna おばあちゃん 할머니 oma bestemor babunia avozinha, vovó бабуля mormor ย่า ยาย nine 奶奶
References in classic literature ?
Another little visit to the seashore would suit her better, and as Grandma could not be prevailed upon to leave the babies, Jo took Beth down to the quiet place, where she could live much in the open air, and let the fresh sea breezes blow a little color into her pale cheeks.
I couldn't help seeing, in my fancy, that poor old grandma with the broken heart, and that fair young creature lying butchered, his little silken pomps and vanities laced with his golden blood.
She could not explain the feeling; but she was glad when the play was done, and they were safe at home, where kind grandma was waiting to see them comfortably into bed.
As Polly freed her mind, and emphasized her opinion with a decided rap of the boot she had just taken off, Fanny laughed, and said, while she pirouetted about the room, like Mademoiselle Therese, "Polly was shocked, grandma.
And with a good-night kiss, grandma left Polly to dream dreadfully of dancing in jockey costume, on a great stage; while Tom played a big drum in the orchestra; and the audience all wore the faces of her father and mother, looking sorrowfully at her, with eyes like saucers, and faces as red as Fanny's sash.
These activities may seem trite, but they're huge steps for my grandma.
I felt so very stupid, for the only way I ever knew my grandma was sick in bed with emphysema.
I don't like leaving Grandma in that house by herself," Mama said.
Suddenly, I realized why Grandma was a saver of oddities, why she went around snapping lights off and scolding us gently for being wasteful.
Graff's Grandma hasn't been on the hot line in recent months, Cost and Revs hav been issuing their own funky but grandiose manifestos, but I just checked in with the line now and there she was: I am the only Grandma of Graff.
My Grandma's a Ninja is a silly children's picturebook about a young boy whose grandma is a black-clad ninja
Grandma was displeased with the conduct of her 13-year-old granddaughter, who graduated middle school and didn't invite her.