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Ann

[an] /æn/
noun
1.
Cape, a rocky, scenic peninsula in NE Massachusetts, extending into the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
a female given name, form of Anna.

ann.

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years.
Origin of ann.
< Latin annī
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  • Tempy Ann laughed in her shaky way—which always made me provoked.

    Aunt Madge's Story Sophie May
  • Well, o' course Ann couldn't own it, an' him right there, so to speak.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Rudolf and Ann called back to him, and then they plunged into the path.

    The Wonderful Bed Gertrude Knevels
  • Ann Toby appeared unwillingly, the little cricket in her hand.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Billy O'Hare had gone beyond—where there are no chimneys, and Ann where she could keep clean: they were both dead.

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

ann.

1.
annals
2.
annual
3.
annotated
4.
annuity
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