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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 ?
Pickwick, grandma!' screamed both the young ladies together.
'Grandma's rather put out now,' said Miss Isabella Wardle, in a low tone; 'but she'll talk to you presently.'
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. Her eyes were as big as saucers.
"I think you are right, my dear; but you have lived in the country, and have n't yet learned that modesty has gone out of fashion." 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.
Grandma is holding to the comic supplement with a two-hours' grip; and little Tottie, the baby, is rocking along the best she can with the real estatc transfers.
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 want you and father and grandma'm, and all of us, and the stranger too, to start right away, and go and take a drink out of the basin of the Flume!"
PaPa and Grandma had a milk barn, and when I was 12, I spent the whole summer helping them milk cows.
"Carrie's Flight" is a beautiful exploration of a child's loving relationship with her Grandma and her dreams about flying.
Last night my grandma had died, and I was still not over it.
Olly has two grandmothers, Grandma Boring and Grandma Dangerous, and, when Grandma Dangerous turns up unexpectedly and whisks Olly, Thomas and Olly's friend Piper off to Russia by hot air balloon to swop a fake Faberge egg for the real one, things get pretty adventurous.