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[nan-uh] /ˈnæn ə/

Chiefly Northeastern U.S. grandmother; grandma.
Gulf States. .
Chiefly Southeastern U.S. a child’s nursemaid; nanny.
(slang) a fool
(Austral, slang) the head
(Austral, slang) do one’s nana, to become very angry
(Austral, slang) off one’s nana, mad; insane

child’s word for “grandmother” or, sometimes, “nurse,” first recorded c.1844 (see nanny).


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