noun, plural gran·nies.
adjective, gran·ni·er, gran·ni·est for 6.
Origin of granny
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Historical Examples of grannie
No, Willie; grannie's body goes to the grave, but grannie herself is gone to heaven.
The loss of my watch had made the thought of grannie painful again.
Grannie's bed, with its white curtains, looked as if it were mouldering away after her.
It was icy cold, just like my grannie's when my aunt had made me touch it.
From that moment I loved my grannie, and felt I owed her something as well as my uncle.
noun plural -nies
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.