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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.

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Definitions of Nan
1
nan (n.)
your grandmother;
nan (n.)
the mother of your father or mother;
Synonyms: grandma / grandmother / granny / grannie / gran / nanna
nan (n.)
leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop;
Synonyms: naan
2
Nan (n.)
a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya;
Synonyms: Nan River
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