Origin of tanner1
Origin of tanner3
verb (used with object), tanned, tan·ning.
verb (used without object), tanned, tan·ning.
adjective, tan·ner, tan·nest.
Origin of tan1
Related Words for tannerbeige, drab, khaki, brownish, brown, natural, gold, saddle, ecru, cream, bronze, buff, biscuit, sand, suntan, olive, umber, tawny, yellowish
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Contemporary Examples of tanner
Perry will play the role of defense attorney Tanner Bolt, defending a man after his wife goes missing.Alec Baldwin to Host MSNBC Talk Show, Demi Lovato Will Play a Lesbian on ‘Glee’
September 5, 2013
Sudden cardiac death, which Tanner suffered, strikes 350,000 people a year, killing nine of 10 victims.
Tanner was 52 when he collapsed, exercised regularly, and ate what he considered to be a healthy diet.
“I have seen this quoted back to me,” Tanner said in an interview Monday.Michele Bachmann, Shockingly, Gets Food Stamps All Wrong
March 20, 2013
At Slate, Tanner Colby does the experiment with Woodward's biography of John Belushi.Bob Woodward's Journalism
March 12, 2013
Historical Examples of tanner
And he gave the Tanner a crack that made him roar for all his coughing.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
But the tanner had put on a high silk hat, so as to look a little taller.The Great Hunger
In the interim Tanner walked to where Schofield stood, silent.
Tanner could not bridge the chasm between himself and his daughter.
“One of the family,” muttered Tanner, his thoughts still busy.
Word Origin for tanner
verb tans, tanning or tanned
adjective tanner or tannest
Word Origin for tan
"sixpence," slang word first recorded 1811, of unknown origin. J.C. Hotten, lexicographer of Victorian slang, thinks it may be from tanner and skin, rhyming slang for "thin," presumably in reference to the smallness of the coin. Not to be confused with tenner, slang for "ten pound note," which dates from 1861.
late Old English tannian "to convert hide into leather" (by steeping it in tannin), from Medieval Latin tannare "tan, dye, a tawny color" (c.900), from tannum "crushed oak bark," used in tanning leather, probably from a Celtic source (e.g. Breton tann "oak tree"). The meaning "make brown by exposure to the sun" first recorded 1520s. To tan (someone's) hide in the figurative sense is from 1660s. Related: Tanned; tanning.
"bronze color imparted to skin by exposure to sun," 1749, see tan (v.). As a simple name for a brownish color, in any context, it is recorded from 1888. The adjective tan "of the color of tanned leather" is recorded from 1660s.