There are 2 definitions of nan in English:

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noun

British 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.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation of nanny, or a child's pronunciation of gran.

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There are 2 definitions of nan in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɑːn
 
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(also naan)

noun

(In Indian cookery) a type of leavened bread, typically of teardrop shape and traditionally cooked in a clay oven: [as modifier]: nan bread
More 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.

Origin

from Urdu and Persian nān.

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