\ ˈna-nə How to pronounce nana (audio) \

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Note that your children want to grow up enjoying their nana or pop-pop. Andrea K. Mcdaniels,, "When is it time to take away the car keys from older parents?," 21 June 2018 Looks like nana Blossom was tossed down the stairs., "Riverdale Season 2, Episode 16 Recap: "Primary Colors"," 22 Mar. 2018 The visor, a mere fragment of a hat, has a reputation as a classic elder accessory, beloved by bridge-playing nanas in Tampa. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Is the Visor Making a Comeback? Kim Kardashian West and Dior Think So," 11 Apr. 2018 Dinner was forfeited for elaborate dessert spreads accompanied by pots of nana tea, Moroccan sweetened mint tea. Florence Steinberger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mimouna sweets, a Moroccan tradition, herald the end of Passover," 3 Apr. 2018 The scientists named it Acmella nana—nanus being Latin for dwarf). Douglas Main, Newsweek, "Researchers Discover 48 New Snail Species, Including World's Smallest," 2 Nov. 2015 Barbara was a great and loving wife, mom, and nana., "Deaths in South Florida: 2/13," 13 Feb. 2018 Deb was a very proud, loving mother, sister, wife and nana., "Deborah Warren," 5 Feb. 2018 My nana had a small seazure and even tripped and fell on the floor. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Dayton students send requests to Santa," 17 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of nana

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nana

probably of baby-talk origin

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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