Definition of Granny

1. Noun. The mother of your father or mother.

Exact synonyms: Gran, Grandma, Grandmother, Grannie, Nan, Nanna
Generic synonyms: Grandparent
Specialized synonyms: Nan
Language type: Britain, Britain



2. Noun. An old woman.
Generic synonyms: Old Woman

3. Noun. A reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure.
Exact synonyms: Granny Knot
Generic synonyms: Flat Knot, Reef Knot

Definition of Granny

1. n. A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman.

Definition of Granny

1. Proper noun. (colloquial) one's grandma ¹

2. Noun. (colloquial) A grandmother. ¹

3. Noun. (context: colloquial derogatory) An elderly woman. ¹

4. Adjective. typically or stereotypically old-fashioned, especially in clothing and accessories worn by or associated with elderly women. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Granny

1. a grandmother [n -NIES] - See also: grandmother

Medical Definition of Granny

1. A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman. Granny's bend, or Granny's knot, a kind of insecure knot or hitch; a reef knot crossed the wrong way. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Granny

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granny (current term)
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Literary usage of Granny

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1. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"Make no more mention of me, ah granny ! Nought but the fruit-calyx is left, ... My heart yearns for the Hills, ah granny ! Hearken to my chant in the hut, ..."

2. Oliver Optic's Magazine by Oliver Optic (1875)
"Enter granny Si, rigged out in the most ridiculous style, ... granny. How do you do? how do YOU do? nnd how do you do, I say? How do you do, ..."

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