noun, plural gran·nies.
adjective, gran·ni·er, gran·ni·est for 6.
Examples from the Web for grannies
The nanas and poppies and grannies and grampses who flocked there to roast in the sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tip for other activists: draw attention to your cause by filling your ranks with nuns and grannies.
On the regular marches, the Grannies for Peace often took the lead and set the pace.
She had heard all the gossip of the "grannies," which naturally did not come to his own ears.The Tempering|Charles Neville Buck
Dave burst into a shout of unrestrained glee at the discovery that his London and country Grannies were sisters.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Women in childbirth were cared for by grannies,—Old women whose knowledge was broad by experience, acted as practical nurses.
British Dictionary definitions for grannies (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for grannies (2 of 2)
noun plural -nies
Word Origin and History for grannies
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.