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grannynoun [C]

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

grannyadjective

(also grannie) uk   us   /ˈɡræn.i/ UK informal
used of something that you ​wear, to ​mean having a ​style like those ​worn by ​old women: granny ​glasses/​shoes
(Definition of granny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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grannynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡræn·i/ infml
(Definition of granny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “granny”
in Korean 할머니…
in Arabic جَدّة…
in Malaysian nenek…
in French grand-maman, mamie…
in Russian бабушка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖母…
in Italian nonna, nonnina…
in Turkish anneanne, babaanne, büyükanne…
in Polish babcia…
in Spanish abuelita…
in Vietnamese (thân mật) bà…
in Portuguese vovó…
in Thai ย่า, ยาย…
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…
in Indonesian nenek…
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