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[an] /æn/
Cape, a rocky, scenic peninsula in NE Massachusetts, extending into the Atlantic Ocean.
a female given name, form of Anna.


Origin of ann.
< Latin annī Unabridged
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  • Ann miller portrays coco, the landlady who welcomes betty to her wonderful new apartment.
  • In the parodies, his vice president is fellow conservative pundit Ann coulter.
  • Recently, some youths have taken to calling Ann arbor ace deuce or simply the deuce.
  • The Ann arbor business review covers local business in the area.
  • The Ann arbor public school district handles local public education.
  • In the interim, he was romantically involved with Ann reinking and jessica lange.
Word Origin and History for Ann

fem. proper name, alternative form of Anna, from Latin Anna, from Greek, from Hebrew Hannah (see Hannah). In U.S. black slang, "white woman," also "a black woman who is considered to be acting 'too white;' " also Miss Ann. She is the spouse of Mr. Charlie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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mary ann

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for Ann


  1. annals
  2. annual
  3. annotated
  4. annuity
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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