noun, plural gran·nies.
adjective, gran·ni·er, gran·ni·est for 6.
- granja, la,
- granny bond,
- granny dress,
- granny dumping,
- granny flat,
- granny glasses
Origin of granny
Examples from the Web for granny
I was aware of it when I was a girl and I often asked Granny about it, but she was very quiet and never said anything.Kate Middleton’s Code-Breaking Granny: Duchess Uncovers Wartime Secrets|Tim Teeman|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My Granny the Escort concludes with two of the women reaching a crossroads of sorts.‘My Granny The Escort’: Meet 85-Year-Old Sheila Vogel-Coupe, Britain’s Oldest Prostitute|Marlow Stern|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike his granny, Harry does carry cash, and paid for his own ticket and those of his staff.Harry Visits Colosseum - And Pays For His Own Ticket!|Tom Sykes|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"He called me granny," the actress told Kate, according to a report on Sky News.
Harry had better come back with a clean chin or else granny will not be pleased.
They were at the deserted hut now; and Granny Dale got down and took the trembling beast out of the shafts, and led him in.Into the Highways and Hedges|F. F. Montrsor (Frances Frederica)
"No, granny, I haven't never picked up a piece," Duncan replied.Little Folks (July 1884)|Various
Granny couldn't wait for him to put a period to his sentence.Rebecca's Promise|Frances R. Sterrett
Joe was delighted with every thing, and told Granny that if he wasn't so tall he should surely stand on his head, out of pure joy.The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Granny guessed three sums, and each time Maida said, triumphantly, More!Maida's Little Shop|Inez Haynes Irwin
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.