adjective, wan·ner, wan·nest.
- dark or gloomy.
- pale in color or hue.
verb (used with or without object), wanned, wan·ning.
Origin of wan1
Definition for wan (2 of 3)
Definition for wan (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for wan
“Expat bankers are definitely into the drugs/hooker scene, and Wan Chai is the very epicenter,” he told The Daily Beast.Hong Kong’s High-Flying British Psycho Killer Suspect|Nico Hines, Tom Sykes|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Laughing at one's own participants is a fine strategy for a show like "I Wanna Marry Harry."
“I wanna go inside every corner / Girl, you really turn me on / I wanna go knock, knock our bodies to the beat”?Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town's Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley?|Melissa Leon|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you wanna help, tell the CIA to stop trying to kill me.U.S. Prisons Becoming De Facto Home of the Mentally Ill|Abby Haglage|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My publicist called me up and was like, ‘Would you wanna to do this?’And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars|Scott Bixby|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a very dirty lady in his little room, and two wan girls, his daughters, with shock heads of hair.The Personal History of David Copperfield |Charles Dickens
Dey know dey get whupped jes like a mule iffen dey act like dey don' wanna wurk.
The smallest member, a wan, blue-lipped baby in arms, had a look on its face of a wise old man.Dorothy Dale in the City|Margaret Penrose
She turned her eyes upon him with a wan smile, but did not answer at once.The Gold Brick|Ann S. Stephens
Well, wan day she forgot to pare her nails an' so they had nothin' to sell.Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience|Grenville Kleiser
British Dictionary definitions for wan (1 of 2)
adjective wanner or wannest
verb wans, wanning or wanned
Word Origin for wan
British Dictionary definitions for wan (2 of 2)
Word Origin for WAN
Word Origin and History for wan
Old English wann "dark, lacking luster," later "leaden, pale, gray," of uncertain origin, and not found in other Germanic languages. The connecting notion is colorlessness. Perhaps related to wane.