World English Dictionary
granny flat
Also called: granny annexe self-contained accommodation within or built onto a house, suitable for an elderly parent

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Slang Dictionary

granny flat definition

  1. n.
    an apartment built into a garage or house for an elderly parent to live in. : The garage has a granny flat including all utilities.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Maybe people could be allowed to build big homes and pay extra fees or be exempt with a granny flat.
Part of the price included a huge fourth bedroom and full bath above the garage, which was known as the granny flat.
One solution to maintaining household peace is providing what used to be called a granny flat or in-law suite.
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