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granny dumping

The abandonment of an elderly relative in a public place or facility, especially a hospital or care center, so as to relieve oneself of the duty of caring or looking after him or her. While I know how stressful caring for your elderly parents can be, I'll never understand how anyone could consider granny dumping an acceptable option.
See also: dump, granny

granny bashing

The physical, psychological, or verbal abuse or assault of an elderly person or persons. While the abuse of children garners a huge amount of attention from the public, granny bashing seems to go largely unnoticed in comparison.
See also: bash, granny

granny flat

n. an apartment built into a garage or house for an elderly parent to live in. The garage has a granny flat including all utilities.
See also: flat, granny
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