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[an] /æn/
Cape, a rocky, scenic peninsula in NE Massachusetts, extending into the Atlantic Ocean.
a female given name, form of Anna.


Origin of ann.
From the Latin word annī Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But not for that did aunt Ann relinquish her quest for the betterment of the domestic world.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • I guess it's well for you Ann Toby's what she is, or she'd cheat you out o' your eye-teeth!

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Ann Toby appeared unwillingly, the little cricket in her hand.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Well, o' course Ann couldn't own it, an' him right there, so to speak.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • It happened,” he replied, “in the church, and Ann Denman has done it.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
Word Origin and History for Ann

fem. proper name, alternative form of Anna, from Latin Anna, from Greek, from Hebrew Hannah (see Hannah). In U.S. black slang, "white woman," also "a black woman who is considered to be acting 'too white;' " also Miss Ann. She is the spouse of Mr. Charlie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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