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Definitions for granny
ˈgræn igranny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word granny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grandma, grandmother, granny, grannie, gran, nan, nannanoun

    the mother of your father or mother

  2. grannynoun

    an old woman

  3. granny knot, grannynoun

    a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure


  1. grannynoun

    A grandmother.

    I'm going to be a granny.

  2. grannynoun

    An elderly woman.

    There are too many grannies around here getting in the way.

  3. grannyadjective

    typically or stereotypically old-fashioned, especially in clothing and accessories worn by or associated with elderly women.

    granny dress; granny glasses

  4. Grannynoun

    one's grandma


  1. granny

    A granny is an informal term used to refer to one's grandmother. The term can also infer to an elderly woman. In other context, it may also refer to a type of knot or a style of house, such as a granny flat or granny smith, a green apple variety.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grannynoun

    a grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman


  1. Granny

    Granny, a co-star of many Sylvester the Cat and Tweety animated shorts throughout the 1950s and 1960s, is a Looney Tunes character that was created by Tex Avery. She is the owner of Tweety. Granny's voice was first provided by Bea Benaderet from 1937 through 1953. June Foray later took the role and is still providing Granny's voice as of 2013.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Granny

    gran′i, n. a grandmother: an old woman—also Grand′am.—n. Grann′y-knot, a knot like a reef-knot, but having the second tie across, difficult to untie when jammed.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'granny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4074

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of granny in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of granny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of granny in a Sentence

  1. Zodwa Madiba:

    At that time people were fighting apartheid, so they didn't pay. Now, they just don't have money. Young, old and middle aged, there are no jobs. People are depending on grants from their granny.

  2. Barack Obama:

    They said government bureaucrats are going to kill your granny. Remember ? ' Death panels.' Then right after the election, what death panels ? Didn't exist.

  3. Roy Stuart:

    Oh my little angel, i miss you so much. Granny misses you so much, baby.

  4. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).

  5. Phyllida Law:

    I have three grandchildren – one girl and two boys. I'm a very doting grandmother. I think you're allowed to spoil when you're a granny, that's what grannies are for. In my house, chocolate biscuits are called "don't tell Dad" because that's what I say to them when they see the chocolate biscuits.

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