granny glasses

plural noun

: spectacles with usually small oval, round, or square lenses and metal frames

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Consider Tavi Gevinson, the fashion blogger turned writer and actress once known for her bulky layers and granny glasses. New York Times, 4 May 2021 To this day, Rogowsky keeps a picture of himself in his wallet from a childhood trip to Cooperstown: Tampa Bay Rays hat, granny glasses, gap teeth, oversized Georgia Bulldogs tee and, of course, a paper bag of cards in his hand. Jacob Feldman,, 3 Oct. 2019 There were sweeping Victorian ruffles and bourgeois tweed lunching suits; granny glasses and piles of Elizabethan curls; ruffles and crosses and disco zebra stripes and sequins and floral sweatshirts. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 31 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of granny glasses was in 1966

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“Granny glasses.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

granny glasses

noun plural
: metal-rimmed eyeglasses with small lenses
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