granny glasses

plural noun

Definition of granny glasses 

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

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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, "Gucci Has a Rave in a Cemetery," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of granny glasses

1966, in the meaning defined above

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