nounBritish • informal
- One’s grandmother.More example sentences
- When I'm home, I see my mum, my dad, my nan, my grandfather, my auntie and my cousins every day.
- She returned home to find a holdall missing and a note from her daughter to herself, stepdad George, her dad Colin, brother Jason and her nan and grandad.
- I live with my nan and grandad and it will be extremely difficult for me to pay as we do not have enough money.
- (In Indian cookery) a type of leavened bread, typically of teardrop shape and traditionally cooked in a clay oven: [as modifier]: nan breadMore 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.
from Urdu and Persian nān.