Meaning of “grandmother” in the English Dictionary

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"grandmother" in British English

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grandmothernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡræn.mʌð.ər/ /ˈɡræm.mʌð.ər/ us /ˈɡræn.mʌð.ɚ/ informal grandma, granny, gran

A2 the mother of a person's father or mother:

Both my grandmothers were from Scotland.
[ as form of address ] formal or old-fashioned Sit down here, Grandmother, and rest.

More examples

  • My grandmother is in her eighties.
  • The apple pie was as good as the one my grandmother used to make.
  • My grandmother was booked for speeding last week.
  • He lives with his grandmother.
  • She was brought up by her grandmother.

(Definition of “grandmother” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grandmother" in American English

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grandmothernoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡrændˌmʌð·ər/ infml grandma, /ˈɡræm·ə, ˈɡræm·ɑ, ˈɡrænd·mɑ/ , infml granny, /ˈɡræn·i/

the mother of a person’s father or mother

(Definition of “grandmother” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)