WORDS THAT GRANDMAS USE

She's a sweet lady who carries hard candies in her purse and used tissues up her sleeve.
  1. Dungarees
    Definition: Jeans. They're just jeans grandma.
  2. Slacks
    Definition: Pants that aren't Dungarees.
  3. Credenza
    It's a piece of furniture. Picture a console table with drawers or doors.
  4. Davenport
    Definition: Sofa "Put this on the credenza next to the Davenport."
  5. Waste paper basket
    Definition: Garbage can
  6. Snippets
    Definition: Anything on the floor. "Pick up those snippets and put them in the waste paper basket."
  7. Programs
    Definition: TV Shows. "It's time to watch my programs."
  8. Stockings.
    Girl, they are socks.
    Suggested by   @TVAddict
  9. Icebox
    That's a refrigerator, grandma. Now we just keep ice in the freezer.
    Suggested by   @loriatx
  10. Cross
    Mad, angry. When the grandkids were misbehaving my mother-in-law would say she was cross with them. A word only Nana uses. :)
    Suggested by   @lbirt
  11. Blouse
    It's a shirt.
    Suggested by   @justjills
  12. Pocketbook. Definition: purse or handbag. Use: I have some hard candies in my pocketbook.
    Suggested by   @JJVegas
  13. Boutique
    For all stores, whether they are national chains, department stores, or mom-n-pop endeavors. Also, she pronounces it "bow"-tique (not to be confused with buffet, which she pronounces "boo"-ffet)
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
  14. Thyme
    ...but pronouncing the "th"
    Suggested by   @dreadpiratemama
  15. Grandma's wallet was a billfold. The toilet was a commode. And she got her gas at the filling station.
    Suggested by   @mara55
  16. chifferobe
    A dresser.
    Suggested by   @cwdangyo
  17. Brassiere.
    Suggested by   @kiraandlulu
  18. Snazzy
    My kids make fun of their grandma for this all the time.
    Suggested by   @angusisley
  19. Slip
    What you wear under your dress and cardigan set.
    Suggested by   @mvkeane
  20. Rouge
    "are you wearing rouge on your cheeks?" "what? you mean my blush? yeah, I'm wearing blush"
    Suggested by   @imjustdiane
  21. "Prospects"
    Any man I date "has he got prospects?" ... Essentially: will he be rich one day?
    Suggested by   @genalwatson
  22. "Beauty operator"
    When my grandma gets her hair done, the person who does her hair is her beauty operator. It's so old-timey, I love it.
    Suggested by   @hermionegranger
  23. Parlor
    Living room
    Suggested by   @katrinapet
  24. Flicker
    The tv remote control
    Suggested by   @johnniehobbs
  25. Saying "Why" in front of most sentences.
    "Why, back in my day we walked uphill both ways," "Why, I oughta ..."
    Suggested by   @becktacular
  26. Underwear were step-ins, her clip on earrings were ear-bobs and KFC was "the chicken house"
    Omg I miss that woman!
    Suggested by   @Lesley78
  27. Puny
    To mean sick. See also: poorly.
    Suggested by   @nashvillekvetch
  28. Frock
    It was never "I like your dress", it was always, "You have a lovely frock on today!"
    Suggested by   @callmesabby
  29. Sharp - as in, you look sharp in those dungarees.
    Suggested by   @hpeachey