granny

[gran-ee]
noun, plural grannies.
1.
Informal. a grandmother.
2.
an elderly woman.
3.
a fussy person.
4.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a nurse or midwife.
adjective, grannier, granniest for 6.
6.
of, pertaining to, or thought to be like a grandmother or an elderly or old-fashioned woman: granny notions about what's proper.
7.
(of clothing for women or girls) being loose-fitted and having such features as high necklines, puff sleeves, long skirts, and ruffles and lace trimmings: a granny blouse; a granny nightgown.
Also, grannie.


Origin:
1655–65; grand(mother) + -y2, with -nd- > -nn-

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granny or grannie (ˈɡrænɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
1.  informal words for grandmother
2.  informal an irritatingly fussy person
3.  a revolving cap on a chimneypot that keeps out rain, etc
4.  (Southern US) a midwife or nurse
5.  See granny knot
 
grannie or grannie
 
n

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granny
1663, shortening of grandam, from graund dame (see grandfather). Granny Smith apples (1895) named for Maria Ann Smith (d.1870) of Australia, who originated them.
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She gave the impression that somehow she had been born a granny.
But granny typically plays from home, where portability isn't really a concern.
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