Definition of 'nan'
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He was brought up by his nan, who died suddenly. The Sun (2017)My nan used to have to come out and tell them to go easy on me. The Sun (2012)My nan and grandad stayed in the caravan next door. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My nan used to bake them for my granddad. The Sun (2009)My mum and my nan always used to tell me that and support me. The Sun (2016)Then my mum left my stepdad and arrived at nan's house one night. The Sun (2011)My nan died and after that he wasn't able to cook for himself. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They're like my nan and grandad. The Sun (2013)My nan and grandad didn't understand. The Sun (2013)It was like being left in a remote country house with your nan's video collection. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Her nan, grandad and aunt were there too. The Sun (2016)Collections bought from the newsagent near my nan's house. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's an old song my nan used to sing to me and we played it at her funeral. The Sun (2013)He says: 'My nan entered me into this. The Sun (2016)He said: 'My nan passed away three weeks ago. The Sun (2015)Then his mum, my nan, died and none of us went to the funeral. The Sun (2015)She says: 'My parents and my nan died in the space of two years. The Sun (2015)My nan died of cancer in July, leaving my similarly ill dad to settle her affairs. The Sun (2013)
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