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Definition of "granny" [gran•ny]

  • Informal A grandmother. (noun)
  • Informal A fussy person. (noun)
  • Chiefly Southern U.S. See midwife. (noun)
  • An irritatingly fussy person (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A revolving cap on a chimneypot that keeps out rain, etc (noun)
  • A midwife or nurse (noun)

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Use "granny" in a sentence
  • "GARCIA: The term granny ball is not actually a reference to the age of the players, but to the style of shooting."
  • "The perfect complexion, bedroom eyes and Greek statue-like features, coupled with all the right poses, and with a nose for scenting a camera as highly developed as a tiger senses prey, all suggests total femininity, even if his long blonde hair has been teased into a French pleat, and resembles what he calls "granny chic.""
  • "February 2nd, 2010 at 9: 18 pm ralph the wonder llama, official spokesllama for the Llama Milk CouncilĀ® says: drhunt says: it would be some bureaucratic panel in Washington that would decide if granny is too old for a prosthetic hip, or a cardiac STENT"