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tan1 British & World English

A yellowish-brown colour

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

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

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

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

tan English Thesaurus

a tan waistcoat

tan English-Spanish


tan Spanish-English

→ apocopated form of tanto1 used before adjectives (except some comparatives), adverbs, and adjectival or adverbial phrases

tan pronto in pronto Spanish-English

one moment she's laughing and the next she's crying

a deep tan in deep English-Spanish

un bronceado intenso

tan siquiera in tanto Spanish-English

if only you'd warned me!

I don't tan in tan English-Spanish

yo no me pongo moreno

es tan huevón in huevón Spanish-English

he's so dumb, he's so fucking stupid

hace tan malo in malo Spanish-English

it's such horrible weather, the weather's so horrible

es tan neura in neura Spanish-English

he gets so uptight about everything, he gets in such a state, he's so neurotic

an allover tan in allover English-Spanish

un bronceado integral

parece tan boludo in boludo Spanish-English

he seems so grown up

es tan camelista in camelista Spanish-English

he's such a smooth talker

es tan criticona in criticón Spanish-English

she always finds fault with everything, she's so critical

es tan desubicado in desubicado Spanish-English

he just doesn't have a clue

es tan hipócrita in hipócrita Spanish-English

he's such a hypocrite, he's so hypocritical

no sabe tan mal in mal Spanish-English

it doesn't taste that bad

no sea tan polo in polo Spanish-English

don't be such a hick

to tan sb's hide in hide English-Spanish

curtir a algn a palos

I've lost my tan in tan English-Spanish

se me ha ido el bronceado

estaba tan achacoso in achacoso Spanish-English

he had so many aches and pains

quedarse tan ancho in ancho Spanish-English

he said it wrong but just carried on regardless

quedarse tan contento in contento Spanish-English

you just stick them in front of the TV and they're quite happy

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