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English definition of “granny”


noun [C] (also grannie)     /ˈɡræn.i/ informal
A2 a grandmother: Your granny is going to look after you today. [as form of address] Granny, can I have a drink?Names people call their close relatives an old woman: There were a few grannies sitting on the bench chatting.
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