Synonyms of tan in English:



  • a tan waistcoat
    yellowish-brown, brownish-yellow, light brown, pale brown, tawny
  • verb

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  • 1 using a sunscreen means that you won't burn before you tan
    become suntanned, take a suntan/tan, brown, go/become brown, bronze
  • 2 informal if Mickey so much as touches a fishing net, I'll tan his hide
    thrash, beat, wallop, belt, strap, spank, whip, lash, leather, cane, flog, flail, flagellate, horsewhip, birch, switch, flay
    informal give someone a hiding, lam, larrup
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    Word of the day retroflex
    Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
    turned backwards