granny

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noun gran·ny \ˈgra-nē\
variants: or

grannie

Definition of granny

plural

grannies

  1. 1a :  grandmother 1b :  a fussy person

  2. 2 chiefly Southern US and south Midland US :  midwife

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Origin and Etymology of granny

by shortening & alteration


First Known Use: 1663


GRANNY Defined for Kids

granny

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noun gran·ny \ˈgra-nē\

Definition of granny for Students

plural

grannies

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