granny granny  /ˈɡræ ni/


  1. (n) the mother of your father or mother
  2. (n) an old woman
  3. (n) a reef knot crossed the wrong way and therefore insecure


  1. My Japanese granny didn't want to go to the doctor.
  2. Wittingly or not, they're looking at a studio model as old as that granny: create a brand that offers something for everyone.
  3. A home version, tentatively planned for the future, might keep an eye on grannyor the nanny.


  1. Granny Apple Publishing Offers Clever Father's Day Gift Books: Wooden Boats, High School Basketball, Frontier History ...

    No matter what Dad is interested in, Granny Apple Publishing has a gift book that will sure to please him. Make Dad happy this Father's Day by giving him a great book to read. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Soquel Creek Water District charges for Capitola granny unit under scrutiny

    SOQUEL -- In Soquel, Capitola and Aptos, a property owner who creates a granny unit is expected to pay for an individual water meter and pay fees of $12,000, slated to go up to $16,000 in July. But Kym DeWitt, elected Capitola treasurer in November, challenged the meter requirement for an accessory dwelling unit in Capitola and sought a variance from the Soquel Creek Water District.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

  3. Legal granny units coming to Menlo Park

    Granny's got a new place to stay, or at least she will, once the Menlo Park City Council concludes its authorization of secondary, aka "in-law," aka "granny," units.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Almanac


  1. "My Granny, when I was a little boy, named me Boss, and my uncle too," Willis said. "Then all of a sudden I got to college, and I heard everything from Blade, with Wesley Snipes, to Tyrese, to P. Willy. ...... Whatever they want to call me,...
    on Jan 5, 2008 By: Patrick Willis Source: Forbes

  2. "They also know what won't happen," Mr. Obama said. "They know that after this legislation passes and after I sign this bill, lo and behold, nobody is pulling the plug on Granny."
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times (blog)

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