grandma

noun
grand·​ma | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌmä How to pronounce grandma (audio) , -ˌmȯ; ˈgra-ˌmä, -ˌmȯ How to pronounce grandma (audio) \
plural grandmas

Definition of grandma

informal
: the mother of one's father or mother : grandmother We took the kids to visit their grandma and grandpa. often used as a form of address "Grandma," I said, "is trapping fish legal in this state?"— Richard Peck

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1772, in the meaning defined above

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grandma

noun
grand·​ma | \ ˈgra-ˌmȯ How to pronounce grandma (audio) , ˈgra-ˌmä, ˈgran-ˌmȯ, ˈgran-ˌmä\

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