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grandmother

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡræn.mʌð.ər/ /ˈɡræm-/  us   // (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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in Korean 할머니…
in Arabic جَدّة…
in Portuguese avó…
in Catalan àvia…
in Japanese 祖母…
in Italian nonna…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外)祖母…
in Russian бабушка…
in Turkish anneanne, babaanne, büyükanne…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外)祖母…
in Polish babcia, babka…
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