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Tanner

[tan-er] /ˈtæn ər/
noun
1.
Henry Ossawa
[os-uh-wuh] /ˈɒs ə wə/ (Show IPA),
1859–1937, U.S. painter, in France after 1891.
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British Dictionary definitions for h tanner

tanner1

/ˈtænə/
noun
1.
a person who tans skins and hides

tanner2

/ˈtænə/
noun
1.
(Brit) (formerly) an informal word for sixpence
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for h tanner

tanner

n.

"sixpence," slang word first recorded 1811, of unknown origin. J.C. Hotten, lexicographer of Victorian slang, thinks it may be from tanner and skin, rhyming slang for "thin," presumably in reference to the smallness of the coin. Not to be confused with tenner, slang for "ten pound note," which dates from 1861.

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