Meaning of “granny” in the English Dictionary

"granny" in British English

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grannynoun [ C ]

also grannie uk /ˈɡræn.i/ 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 bench chatting.


also grannie uk /ˈɡræn.i/ 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)

"granny" in American English

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grannynoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡræn·i/ infml

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