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tan1 British & World English

A yellowish-brown colour

tan English Thesaurus

a tan waistcoat

tanned in tan1 British & World English

(Of the sun) cause (a pale-skinned person) to become brown or browner

Tan, Amy British & World English

(1952-), US writer. Her works include The Joy Luck Club (1989), The Kitchen God’s Wife (1991), The Bonesetter’s Daughter (2001), and Saving Fish from Drowning (2005). She also wrote children’s stories, such as The Moon Lady (1992) and Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (1994)

fan-tan British & World English

A Chinese gambling game in which players try to guess the remainder after the banker has divided a number of hidden objects into four groups

fake tan British & World English

An artificial suntan

spray tan British & World English

A beauty treatment in which the body is sprayed with a product containing chemicals that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan

black and tan British & World English

A terrier of a breed with a black back and tan markings on face, flanks, and legs

tan someone's hide British & World English

Beat or flog someone

coltan British & World English

A dull metallic mineral which is a combination of columbite and tantalite and which is refined to produce tantalum

self-tanner British & World English

A lotion containing ingredients that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan

self-tan in self-tanner British & World English

A lotion containing ingredients that react with the skin to produce an artificial suntan

suntan British & World English

A golden-brown colouring of the skin caused by exposure to the sun

permatan British & World English

A year-round suntan, typically one produced by artificial means

spent tan in tan1 British & World English

Tan from which the tannin has been extracted, used for covering the ground for walking, riding, children’s play, etc., and in gardening