nana

[nan-uh]
noun
1.
Chiefly Northeastern U.S. grandmother; grandma.
2.
Gulf States. godmother.
3.
Chiefly Southeastern U.S. a child's nursemaid; nanny.

Origin:
1835–45; nursery word; cf. nanny

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nan, nana or nanna (næn, ˈnænə)
 
n
a child's words for grandmother
 
[see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman]
 
nana, nana or nanna
 
n
 
[see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman]
 
nanna, nana or nanna
 
n
 
[see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman]

nana (ˈnɑːnə)
 
n
1.  slang a fool
2.  slang (Austral) the head
3.  slang (Austral) do one's nana to become very angry
4.  slang (Austral) off one's nana mad; insane
 
[C19: probably from banana]

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nana
child's word for "grandmother" or, sometimes, "nurse" is first recorded c.1844 (see nanny).
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Example sentences
The truck opens and out comes his kindly-looking nana with a big tray of candy.
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