the abandonment of an elderly person, especially a relative, at a hospital, bus station, etc.
a mean-spirited abandoning of an elderly person in a unfamiliar area by a caregiver
The abandonment of helpless and destitute old people by families that cannot care for them: Some overwhelmed families turn to granny dumping, abandoning their relatives at hospital emergency rooms/ John Kingery, 82, victim of Alzheimer’s, found abandoned in his wheelchair at a dog track, drew national attention to the phenomenon of grandpa dumping (1991+)
plural noun 1. eyeglasses with wirelike metal frames that sometimes sit below the bridge of the nose and often have oval lenses. noun phrase Eyeglasses with small, circular steel or gold frames (1960s+)
verb to look after a grandmother or other elderly person, esp. for someone else Examples We have to granny-sit this weekend. Usage Note granny-sitter, granny-sitting n
noun 1. a variety of crisp, green-skinned apple, for eating raw or for cooking. noun 1. a variety of hard green-skinned apple eaten raw or cooked
1. a combining form representing granite, in compound words: granophyre. combining form 1. of or resembling granite: granolith