Pronunciation: (gran'ē), [key]
—n., pl. -nies,
—adj. -ni•er, -ni•est for 6.
1. Informal.a grandmother.
2. an elderly woman.
3. a fussy person.
4. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.a nurse or midwife.
5. See granny knot.
1. of, pertaining to, or thought to be like a grandmother or an elderly or old-fashioned woman: granny notions about what's proper.
2. (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. Also,gran'nie.
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