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[gran] /græn/
noun, Informal.
Origin of gran
1860-65; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hit war my gran'maw's box, an' I done wore the key hyar evah since.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • "Why, gran'fathah," she began, her lips trembling piteously.

    The Little Colonel Annie Fellows Johnston
  • granit′iform, gran′itoid, of the form of or resembling granite; granolith′ic, composed of cement formed of pounded granite.

  • Spinnin'-wheels out in the shed chamber, where his gran'mother Hooper kep' 'em?

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Young reader, you will be longing to know the name of this remarkable region; know it, then, as the “gran Chaco.”

    Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for gran


an informal word for grandmother
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for gran

childish abbreviation of grandmother or granny, 1863.

Italian, the form of grand before nouns.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for gran



Grandmother: gran made cookies

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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