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tanner

1
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /
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noun
a person whose occupation it is to tan hides.
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Origin of tanner

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English tanner(e), tannour, late Old English tannere; see origin at tan1, -er1

Other definitions for tanner (2 of 4)

tanner2
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /

adjective
comparative of tan1.

Other definitions for tanner (3 of 4)

tanner3
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /

noun
British Slang. a sixpenny piece.

Origin of tanner

3
First recorded in 1805–15; origin uncertain

Other definitions for tanner (4 of 4)

Tanner
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /

noun
Henry Os·sa·wa [os-uh-wuh], /ˈɒs ə wə/, 1859–1937, U.S. painter, in France after 1891.
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British Dictionary definitions for tanner (1 of 2)

tanner1
/ (ˈtænə) /

noun
a person who tans skins and hides

British Dictionary definitions for tanner (2 of 2)

tanner2
/ (ˈtænə) /

noun
British (formerly) an informal word for sixpence

Word Origin for tanner

C19: of unknown origin
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