- a grandmother
- an old woman
Origin of grandamMiddle English grandame ; from Anglo-French graund dame: see grand- and amp; 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 .