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granny

noun [C] uk ( also grannie)   /ˈɡræn.i/ informal us  
A2 a grandmother: Your granny is going to take care of you today. [as form of address] Granny, can I have a drink? an old woman: There were a few grannies sitting on the bench chatting.

granny

adjective uk ( also grannie)   /ˈɡræn.i/ UK informal us  
used of something that you wear, to mean having a style like those worn by old women: granny glasses/shoes
Translations of “granny”
in Korean 할머니…
in Arabic جَدّة…
in French grand-maman, mamie…
in Turkish anneanne, babaanne, büyükanne…
in Italian nonna, nonnina…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖母…
in Russian бабушка…
in Polish babcia…
in Spanish abuelita…
in Portuguese vovó…
in German die Oma…
in Catalan una altra paraula, informal, per a “grandmother”: iaia…
in Japanese おばあちゃん…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外)祖母…
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