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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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  • Tempy Ann laughed in her shaky way—which always made me provoked.

    Aunt Madge's Story Sophie May
  • A is for Ann, who is milking a cow; B is for Benjamin, making a bow.

  • Rudolf and Ann called back to him, and then they plunged into the path.

    The Wonderful Bed Gertrude Knevels
  • It's the one Ann sets her life by, an' it's wuth I dunno what.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • Billy O'Hare had gone beyond—where there are no chimneys, and Ann where she could keep clean: they were both dead.

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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