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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.

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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
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Translations of “grandmother”
in Arabic جَدّة…
in Korean 할머니…
in Portuguese avó…
in Catalan àvia…
in Japanese 祖母…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外)祖母…
in Turkish anneanne, babaanne, büyükanne…
in Russian бабушка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖母…
in Italian nonna…
in Polish babcia, babka…
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