Definition of tannie in English:

tannie

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noun (plural tannies)

South African
  • A woman who is older than the speaker (often used as a respectful and affectionate title or form of address): I knew I was grown up when a teenager called me tannie

Origin

Afrikaans, literally 'auntie', familiar form of tante (see tante).

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