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noun

British informal
One’s grandmother.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation of nanny, or a child's pronunciation of gran.

Words that rhyme with nan

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Syllabification: nan
Pronunciation: /nän
 
/
(also naan)

noun

(In Indian cooking) a type of leavened bread, typically of teardrop shape and traditionally cooked in a clay oven.
Example sentences
  • A variety of unleavened breads like naans, rotis, and parathas are also widely eaten.
  • Breads in all its variety, including Indian breads, as rotis, naans, and kulchas are called now, make a meal complete.
  • Sam's stew came with salad, a naan bread and mango chutney - in small, but-perfectly-formed portions, given this was a light lunch, not an evening blow-out.

Origin

from Urdu and Persian nān.

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