AskDefine | Define granny

Dictionary Definition



1 the mother of your father or mother [syn: grandma, grandmother, grannie, gran]
2 an old woman
3 a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure [syn: granny knot]

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Alternative spellings

grannie (less common)


  1. A grandmother.
    I'm going to be a granny.
  2. In the context of "colloquial|derogatory": An elderly woman.
    There are too many grannies around here getting in the way.



colloquial: grandmother
colloquial, derogatory: an elderly woman

Extensive Definition

Granny may refer to:
granny in Finnish: Granny

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Methuselah, antediluvian, antique, back number, beldam, conservative, crone, dad, dame, dodo, dowager, elder, fogy, fossil, frump, fud, fuddy-duddy, fuss, fuss-budget, fusser, fusspot, gammer, grandam, grandma, grandmother, grannam, great-grandmother, hag, has-been, longhair, matriarch, mid-Victorian, mossback, old battle-ax, old believer, old crock, old dame, old dodo, old fogy, old girl, old granny, old lady, old liner, old maid, old man, old poop, old trot, old wife, old woman, old-timer, patriarch, pop, pops, reactionary, regular old fogy, relic, square, starets, traditionalist, trot, war-horse, witch
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