nana

[ nan-uh ]

noun
  1. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. grandmother; grandma.

  2. Gulf States. godmother.

  1. Chiefly Southeastern U.S. a child's nursemaid; nanny.

Origin of nana

1
1835–45; nursery word; cf. nanny

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British Dictionary definitions for nana

nana

/ (ˈnɑːnə) /


noun
  1. slang a fool

  2. Australian slang the head

  1. do one's nana Australian slang to become very angry

  2. off one's nana Australian slang mad; insane

Origin of nana

1
C19: probably from banana

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