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nan

I.noun
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▪ Giggling Sheila his nan called her.
▪ Mrs Flaherty and the nans did not mix in the same circles.
▪ We've never been what you might call close, me and your nan.
▪ William's nan and his mum and Preston's nan and his mum and his Auntie Ethel.
II.noun
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▪ Radio nan Gaidheal will broadcast a single morning block to the Highlands and Islands, replacing the current piecemeal pattern of programmes.
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Nan

Nan or NAN may refer to one of the following.

Nan (surname)

Nan , Nangong , Nanguo is a Chinese surname

WordNet

nan

  1. n. your grandmother

  2. a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya [syn: Nan River]

  3. leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Nan

fem. proper name, usually a familiar form of Ann before the 20c. rise in popularity of Nancy. From c.1700 as a characteristic name for a serving maid. As short for nanny, etc., from 1940.

Wiktionary

nan

Etymology 1 n. (context British English) Affectionate name for a grandmother. Etymology 2

n. (alternative spelling of naan English)

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Nan

Nan \Nan\, interj. [For anan.] Anan. [Prov. Eng.]

Usage examples of "nan".

Nan was younger, Aborigines were considered sub-normal and not capable of being educated the way whites were.

Tir Nan Og, as do all of us here in the Tir inna m Beo, the land of the living.

My nan rolls her eyes that it has come to this, and brandishes her walking stick in imitation of a doddery old pensioner, which is pretty funny coming from her at this time.

But then, Nan had said the old lady was in her dotage, so perhaps it had not been such a great accomplishment.

Verity wondered if they would remember what had happened to them in the City after the nan surge, the overlay of personality after personality, role after role, in the ecstatic dance that Durancy and India and even Rose had led them on.

But Nan had noticed the way he was, she noticed in the village hall at her eightieth birthday party.

Itch Hollens, dead from wounds taken during the fall of Minnoras as those Rowdies who had gone into the city with Nans tried to flee.

Nans Gryphonheart led with Itch Hollens and Travis Potshard, her second and third respectively, flanking her.

Coconut chutney and mint chutney and green chilli pickle and gooseberry pickle, all served with the usual nans, popadoms, parathas and puris, of course.

Carol wiped up the remaining traces of chicken jalfrezi with the last chunk of nan bread and savoured the final mouthful.

Sylvia Foote, Paolo Recantati, Winston Shreve, Nan Rothschild, Skip Lockhart, and Thomas Grenier.

As soon as his charges were safely at the strand, Snoopy, perhaps accompanied by Nan, would have gone off to collect his band of Little People.

They had started sifting out before the night was over and by the time he and his band had left, there had been none about--none but Snoopy, who now was marching up there in front with Conrad, and Nan, who presumably was flying about to spy out whatever might be happening.

Basmati rice, lentils, green salad, okra, nan bread, tandoori chicken.

A group of twenty-somethings was gathered around two tables pushed together, dipping nan bread into bowls of chutney and chili paste and toasting some sort of success with Lal Toofan beer.