Granny vs. Grandmother - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Granny (noun)

    A grandmother.

    "I'm going to be a granny."

  • Granny (noun)

    An elderly woman.

    "There are too many grannies around here getting in the way."

  • Granny (noun)

    A granny knot.

  • Granny (noun)

    An older ewe that may lure a lamb away from its mother.

  • Granny (adjective)

    typically or stereotypically old-fashioned, especially in clothing and accessories worn by or associated with elderly women.

    "granny dress; granny glasses"

  • Granny (verb)

    To be a grandmother.

  • Granny (verb)

    To act like a stereotypical grandmother; to fuss.

  • Grandmother (noun)

    A mother of someone's parent.

  • Grandmother (noun)

    A female ancestor or progenitor.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Grandmother (noun)

    the mother of one's father or mother

    "Grandmother Asha"

    "to dearest Grandmother, with love and gratitude"

    "my grandmother is ill"

Webster Dictionary

  • Granny (noun)

    A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman.

  • Grandmother (noun)

    The mother of one's father or mother.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Granny (noun)

    the mother of your father or mother

  • Granny (noun)

    an old woman

  • Granny (noun)

    a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure

  • Grandmother (noun)

    the mother of your father or mother

Illustrations

Grandmother

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