granny

noun gran·ny \ ˈgra-nē \
variants: or grannie
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of granny

plural grannies
1 a : grandmother 1
b : a fussy person
2 chiefly Southern US and south Midland US : midwife

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Origin and Etymology of granny

by shortening & alteration


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granny

noun gran·ny \ ˈgra-nē \

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plural grannies

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