nows and nans

adverb
\ ˈnüzᵊnˈnanz \

Definition of nows and nans

Scottish
: occasionally Tam drank nows and nans— J. M. Barrie

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alteration of nows and thens

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“Nows and nans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nows%20and%20nans. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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