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grandma

[gran-mah, -maw, grand-, gram-, gram-muh] /ˈgrænˌmɑ, -ˌmɔ, ˈgrænd-, ˈgræm-, ˈgræm mə/
noun, Informal.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; grand- + ma
Can be confused
grammar, grandma, grandmother.
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British Dictionary definitions for grandmas

grandma

/ˈɡrænˌmɑː; ˈɡrænd-; ˈɡræm-/
noun
1.
informal words for grandmother
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Slang definitions & phrases for grandmas

grandma

noun
  1. The lowest and slowest gear of a truck; creeper (1940s+ Truckers)
  2. Any old woman: Can I carry your groceries, grandma? (1940s+)

[the second sense's date must be much earlier]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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