granny vs nanna what difference

what is difference between granny and nanna

English

Etymology 1

  • gran(nam) +‎ -y

Alternative forms

  • grammy (less common)
  • grannie (less common)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæni/
  • Rhymes: -æni
  • Hyphenation: gran‧ny

Noun

granny (plural grannies)

  1. (colloquial) A grandmother.
    I’m going to be a granny.
  2. (colloquial, derogatory) An elderly woman.
    There are too many grannies around here getting in the way.
  3. (knots) A granny knot.
    • 1977, Stephen King, Children of the Corn
      The suitcase was old. The brown leather was battered and scuffed. Two hanks of clothesline had been wrapped around it and tied in large, clownish grannies.
  4. (farming, colloquial) An older ewe that may lure a lamb away from its mother.
Synonyms
  • (grandmother): gran, grandma, nan, nanna, nanny
  • (elderly woman): old dear
Derived terms
  • granny knot
Translations

Adjective

granny (not comparable)

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

Verb

granny (third-person singular simple present grannies, present participle grannying, simple past and past participle grannied)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To be a grandmother.
  2. (informal, intransitive) To act like a stereotypical grandmother; to fuss.

Etymology 2

  • gran(d) +‎ -y

Noun

granny (plural grannies)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) A grand final.
    • 2007, Steve Bedwell, Vizard Uncut, Melbourne University Publish (→ISBN), page 30:
      On the morning of the ‘granny’, the three Vizards would hop into Godfrey’s Dodge and head off towards the MCG.
    • 2016, Brent Harvey, Boomer, Macmillan Publishers Aus. (→ISBN)
      Jase was controversially suspended and prevented from playing in the granny.
    • 2020, Marlion Pickett, Dave Warner, Belief, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN)
      “Dad, I got some good news and bad news. Good news is I’ll be playing in the granny. Bad news is you’ll have to hop on a plane.”

Anagrams

  • nangry


English

Etymology

Possibly derived from Proto-Celtic *nana (grandmother); see also nanny.

Noun

nanna (plural nannas)

  1. grandmother

Related terms

  • nanny
  • nana

Anagrams

  • Annan, Nan’an, Nan-an

Chickasaw

Alternative forms

nana

Pronoun

nanna (indefinite pronoun)

  1. something

Related terms

nanta

Finnish

Noun

nanna

  1. (colloquial) sweet, candy

Declension

Synonyms

  • nami

Anagrams

  • Nanan, annan

Italian

Noun

nanna f (plural nanne)

  1. beddy-byes, bye-byes (time to sleep, childish)

Derived terms

  • ninnananna

Maltese

Etymology

From Sicilian nanna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnan.na/

Noun

nanna f (plural nanniet, masculine nannu)

  1. grandmother

Sumerian

Romanization

nanna

  1. Romanization of ???????? (nanna)

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