On the regular marches, the grannies for Peace often took the lead and set the pace.
Tip for other activists: draw attention to your cause by filling your ranks with nuns and grannies.
The nanas and poppies and grannies and grampses who flocked there to roast in the sun.
1660s, according to OED, most likely a diminutive and contraction of grannam, shortened form of grandame, rather than from grandmother. The sailor's granny knot (by 1803, originally granny's knot, so called because "it is the natural knot tied by women or landsmen" [Smyth, "Sailor's Word-Book," 1867]. Granny Smith apples (1895) named for Maria Ann Smith (d.1870) of Australia, who originated them.