- a grandmother
- an old woman
Origin of grandamMiddle English grandame from Anglo-French graund dame: see grand- and dame
Also sp. gran′dame·
- The female grandparent of an animal, especially a domesticated mammal such as a horse.
- also gran·dame Archaic a. The mother of one's father or mother; a grandmother.b. An old woman.
Origin of grandamMiddle English grandame from Old French dame-grant dame lady ; see dame . grand, grant great ; see grand .