—n. 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.
—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.Also,gran'nie.