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Meaning of granny

gran•ny

Pronunciation: (gran'ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -nies, -ni•er, -ni•est
—n.
  1. a grandmother.
  2. an elderly woman.
  3. a fussy person.
  4. a nurse or midwife.
  5. See
—adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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