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Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæni/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æni
  • Hyphenation: gran‧ny


granny (plural grannies)

  1. (colloquial) A grandmother.
    I'm going to be a granny.
  2. (colloquial, derogatory) An elderly woman.
    There are too many grannies around here getting in the way.
  3. (knots) A granny knot.
    • 1977, Stephen King, Children of the Corn
      The suitcase was old. The brown leather was battered and scuffed. Two hanks of clothesline had been wrapped around it and tied in large, clownish grannies.
  4. (farming, colloquial) An older ewe that may lure a lamb away from its mother.
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granny (not comparable)

  1. (informal) typically or stereotypically old-fashioned, especially in clothing and accessories worn by or associated with elderly women.
    granny dress; granny glasses


granny (third-person singular simple present grannies, present participle grannying, simple past and past participle grannied)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To be a grandmother.
  2. (informal, intransitive) To act like a stereotypical grandmother; to fuss.

Etymology 2[edit]


granny (plural grannies)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) A grand final.
    • 2007, Steve Bedwell, Vizard Uncut, Melbourne University Publish (→ISBN), page 30:
      On the morning of the 'granny', the three Vizards would hop into Godfrey's Dodge and head off towards the MCG.
    • 2016, Brent Harvey, Boomer, Macmillan Publishers Aus. (→ISBN)
      Jase was controversially suspended and prevented from playing in the granny.
    • 2020, Marlion Pickett, Dave Warner, Belief, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN)
      "Dad, I got some good news and bad news. Good news is I'll be playing in the granny. Bad news is you'll have to hop on a plane.”