having a suntan: suntanned strollers on the boardwalk.

Origin of suntanned




a browning or a brown color of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or a sunlamp; tan.
Also called mayfair tan, merida. a light to medium yellow-brown.
Also called pastel orange. a medium orange color.

verb (used with or without object), sun·tanned, sun·tan·ning.

Origin of suntan

First recorded in 1900–05; sun + tan1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for suntanned

brown, burned, adust, sunburnt

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British Dictionary definitions for suntanned



  1. a brownish colouring of the skin caused by the formation of the pigment melanin within the skin on exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun or a sunlampOften shortened to: tan
  2. (as modifier)suntan oil
Derived Formssuntanned, adjective
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Word Origin and History for suntanned



also sun-tan, 1821, from sun (n.) + tan (v.). Related: Suntanned; suntanning. As a noun from 1904.

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