granny


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gran·ny

or gran·nie  (grăn′ē)
n. pl. gran·nies
1. Informal A grandmother.
2. Informal A fussy person.
3. Southern US See granny woman.

[Short for grandmother or grandam.]

granny

(ˈɡrænɪ) or

grannie

n, pl -nies
1. informal words for grandmother
2. informal an irritatingly fussy person
3. (Architecture) a revolving cap on a chimneypot that keeps out rain, etc
4. (Medicine) Southern US a midwife or nurse
5. (Knots) See granny knot

gran•ny

or gran•nie

(ˈgræn i)

n., pl. -nies,
adj. n.
1. Informal. grandmother.
2. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a midwife.
adj.
3. (of clothing for women) loose-fitted often with a high neckline, puff sleeves, and ruffles and lace trimmings: a granny blouse.
[1655–65; grand(mother) + -y2, with -nd->-nn-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granny - the mother of your father or mothergranny - the mother of your father or mother
grandparent - a parent of your father or mother
nan - your grandmother
2.granny - an old woman
old woman - a woman who is old
3.granny - a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecuregranny - a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure
flat knot, reef knot - a square knot used in a reef line
Translations
جَدَّةجَدَّه
babička
bedstemor
mummi
baka
nagyi
amma
おばあちゃん
할머니
bobutė
vecmāmiņa
babička
babica
mormor
ยาย ย่า

granny

grannie [ˈgrænɪ]
A. Nabuela f
yes, grannysí, abuela
B. CPD granny flat N (Brit) → pisito m or (LAm) departamentito m para la abuela
granny knot Nnudo m corredizo

granny

[ˈgræni] nmamie f
my granny → ma mamiegranny flat npetit appartement m indépendant (en annexe)

granny

, grannie
n
(inf)Oma f (inf), → Omi f (inf)
(also granny knot)Altweiberknoten m

granny

:
granny bonds
pl (Brit Fin inf) indexgebundene staatliche Sparbriefe
granny flat
n (Brit) → Einliegerwohnung f
granny glasses
Granny Smith
n (= apple)Granny Smith m

granny

grannie [ˈgrænɪ] n (grannies (pl)) (fam) → nonna, nonnina

granny

(ˈgrӕni) (plural ˈgrannies) grannie noun
a grandmother. I have two grannies; Hallo, Granny!

granny

جَدَّة babička bedstemor Omi γιαγιάκα abuelita mummi mamy baka nonna おばあちゃん 할머니 oma bestemor babcia avozinha, vovó бабуля mormor ยาย ย่า nine 奶奶
References in classic literature ?
'You have been such good children that I am going to send you to visit my granny, who lives in a dear little hut in the wood.
Your step-mother is not sending you to her granny, but to a wicked witch who lives in that great gloomy wood.
'Good-morning, granny; our step-mother has sent us to wait upon you, and serve you.'
"Oh, that's part of the campaign: Granny's orders, no doubt," Lefferts laughed.
The people who live in the New Booths* have a much better name for her; they call her 'old Granny'--and she it is to whom you are to pay attention.
They had great-grand-children, and were soon to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage; but they could not exactly recollect the date: and old Granny sat in the tree, and looked as pleased as now.
"'Yes, this very day is the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage,' said old Granny, sticking her head between the two old people; who thought it was their neighbor who nodded to them.
"Well, I won't, granny, if I can help it," says Tom; "but it is enough to make a fellow swear,--so cursedly hot!"
"I tell you, granny, if you bottle a fellow up too tight, I shall split," said Tom.
"Going shooting, granny. Do I go this way to the marsh?"
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
'Johnny, my pretty,' continued old Betty, caressing the child, and rather mourning over it than speaking to it, 'your old Granny Betty is nigher fourscore year than threescore and ten.