Grannies



[gran-ee] /ˈgræn i/

noun, plural grannies.
1.
Informal. a grandmother.
2.
an elderly woman.
3.
a fussy person.
4.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a nurse or midwife.
5.
.
adjective, grannier, granniest for 6.
6.
of, relating to, or thought to be like a grandmother or an elderly or old-fashioned woman:
granny notions about what’s proper.
7.
(of clothing for women or girls) being loose-fitted and having such features as high necklines, puff sleeves, long skirts, and ruffles and lace trimmings:
a granny blouse; a granny nightgown.
/ˈɡrænɪz/
plural noun
1.
(NZ, informal) Granny Smith apples
/ˈɡrænɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
informal words for grandmother
2.
(informal) an irritatingly fussy person
3.
a revolving cap on a chimneypot that keeps out rain, etc
4.
(Southern US) a midwife or nurse
5.
See granny knot
n.

1660s, according to OED, most likely a diminutive and contraction of grannam, shortened form of grandame, rather than from grandmother. The sailor’s granny knot (by 1803, originally granny’s knot, so called because “it is the natural knot tied by women or landsmen” [Smyth, “Sailor’s Word-Book,” 1867]. Granny Smith apples (1895) named for Maria Ann Smith (d.1870) of Australia, who originated them.

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