The nanas and poppies and grannies and grampses who flocked there to roast in the sun.
On the regular marches, the grannies for Peace often took the lead and set the pace.
Tip for other activists: draw attention to your cause by filling your ranks with nuns and grannies.
But in the convention center that night, an extraordinary party broke out: black and white, grannies and grade-schoolers.
Dave burst into a shout of unrestrained glee at the discovery that his London and country grannies were sisters.
She had heard all the gossip of the "grannies," which naturally did not come to his own ears.
Women in childbirth were cared for by grannies,—Old women whose knowledge was broad by experience, acted as practical nurses.
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.