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 (năn′ə, nä′nə)
1. A grandmother.
2. A nanny.

[Of baby-talk origin.]
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1. slang a fool
2. slang Austral the head
3. do one's nana slang Austral to become very angry
4. off one's nana slang Austral mad; insane
[C19: probably from banana]
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(ˈnæn ə)

n., pl. nan•as.
grandmother; grandma.
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n (inf)Trottel m (inf)
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References in classic literature ?
As they were poor, owing to the amount of milk the children drank, this nurse was a prim Newfoundland dog, called Nana, who had belonged to no one in particular until the Darlings engaged her.
"Mark my words," he said, "it is some nonsense Nana has been putting into their heads; just the sort of idea a dog would have.
Fresh troops came pouring in, and Nana Sahib made himself scarce over the frontier.
Love from Liam, Nathan, Bradley and Aaron xx BISHOP K ARIS Happy Mother's Day mammy love you loads love Elliot & Erin xxx BISHOP SHEILA happy mothers day to the best mam and nana on mothers day love tracey rhiannon sienna xxx BISHOP SHEILA Happy Mother's Day Love You :) xxx BISSELL CATH I love you Grandma, thank you for everything you do for me.
(a) ** CHERBOURG STATE SCHOOL Budburra's Alphabet ISBN 9780980589382 SCIS 1506431; Where is Nana? ISBN 9780980589399 Budburra Books, 2010 unpaged $22.00 pbk
Xxxx Bell SHIRLEY Happy Mother's Day Nana. Love you lots like jelly tots.
MORELAND CLAIRE To my special mum u r the best enjoy ur day love you lots love bradley ling xxxx MORELAND MEGAN Happy Mother's Day mammy have a great day lots of love Keenan, Keira & Kenyon x MORELAND SANDRA Happy nanas day nana love u millions love casiegh alfie and Bradley xxxxxx MORELAND SANDRA Happy mothers day mam have a lovely day love joanne, Claire, ann, xxx MORELAND SANDRA Thanks for being the best Mam in the world.
LEARMAN VICKI dear mum me and Lewis would just like to say we love you lots like jelly tots and chocolate cake xxx LEARMOUNT SUSAN Mam your the best kindest there ever is love you loads ellie may and wayne xxxxxxxxx Lee BERNIE Happy Mother's Day mam thank you for always been there love you love Jem xxx LEE MARIE Happy Mother's Day Nana Marie.
Love you lots, Michelle xxx MATTHEWMAN LORRAINE Happy Mother's Day Nana We love you lots!!!