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

[Of baby-talk origin.]


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]


(ˈnæn ə)

n., pl. nan•as.
grandmother; grandma.


n (inf)Trottel m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
They sat on forms, while Nana lay on the floor, but that was the only difference.
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.
My husbandAaAeAeAEs siblingAaAeAeAEs children call his mother Nana as well, an husband insists that our children call her Nana, too.
As Trilogy Metals and NANA continue exploration at the UKMR the same incorporation of local values-a model that was established at Red Dog Mine--remains at the forefront of efforts.
The NGO that Nana established, CoFA -- College for Ama, was designed to give rural girls with few opportunities a summer learning experience to motivate them to seek secondary education completion and entry into a university.
There are numerous likeable characters in this story, most notably Figgy, Nana and Grandma Ama.
The business is a joint venture between Nana Hirayama and Mary-Jane Bond, who are originally from Japan but now live in the Cotswolds.
Kaitlyn had been at nana Pauline's Marton home when the 45-yearold took a bad turn.
The zip lock, Nana added, contained a plastic sachet that contained a white crystalline substance or suspected shabu.
The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa" is the first in a series of children's picture books celebrating the special bond between grandchildren and their grandparents.
At this point Llosa shifts the gears of the story into a puzzle-like tense mystery where we go back and forth between the past and the present, trying to figure out what happened to Nana and Gully.