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French-Canadian Name for Grandmother

Several Variations Are Possible



French Canadians, like other Canadians, tend to live relatively long and healthy lives.

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The French-Canadian name for grandmother is mémé. Mémère is another French-Canadian term for a granny or grandma. In some instances, mémère has a slightly derogatory tone, much like "old lady." In Quebec the term can be used to refer to a nosy person or a gossip. Mamie is another word sometimes used for a grandmother by French-Canadians. Même is a different word having several meanings and usages.

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