At first it had seemed delightful to go to grannie, but now she thought anything was better than being where she was not wanted.
"I have scarcely looked at Venus since you were injured, grannie," he answered.
So he said, “grannie, what is there in all these jars and jugs?”
"I am not going, grannie," said the Prophet, overwhelmed with contrition.
grannie and Mother went on playing cards and took no notice.
“It might be grannie and he,” said Katie, with a little impatient wonder.
While still in bed he had heard grannie and Nancy in the room below.
grannie had a little of the spirit of which Katie had a good deal.
Katie came now and then, and looked in, but she did not speak, except once to say that grannie was sleeping still.
grannie has been sleeping, but she is awake now, and has been asking for you.
1660s, according to OED, most likely a diminutive and contraction of grannam, shortened form of grandame, rather than from grandmother. The sailor's granny knot (by 1803, originally granny's knot, so called because "it is the natural knot tied by women or landsmen" [Smyth, "Sailor's Word-Book," 1867]. Granny Smith apples (1895) named for Maria Ann Smith (d.1870) of Australia, who originated them.