Grandmother vs. Granny

Grandmother vs. Granny — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Grandmother and Granny

Grandmothernoun

The mother of one's father or mother.

Grannynoun

(Informal) A grandmother.

Grandmothernoun

A female ancestor.

Grannynoun

(Informal) A fussy person.

Grandmothernoun

A mother of someone's parent.

Grannynoun

Southern US See granny woman.

Grandmothernoun

A female ancestor or progenitor.

Grannynoun

(colloquial) A grandmother.

I'm going to be a granny.

Grandmothernoun

the mother of your father or mother

Grannynoun

An elderly woman.

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

Grannynoun

(knots) A granny knot.

Grannynoun

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

Grannyadjective

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

granny dress; granny glasses

Grannyverb

To be a grandmother.

Grannyverb

To act like a stereotypical grandmother; to fuss.

Grannynoun

the mother of your father or mother

Grannynoun

an old woman

Grannynoun

a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure