Definition of tannie in English:

tannie

Line breaks: tan¦nie

Entry from British & World English dictionary

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).

Definition of tannie in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal