- Chiefly Northeastern U.S. grandmother; grandma.
- Gulf States. godmother.
- Chiefly Southeastern U.S. a child’s nursemaid; nanny.
- slang a fool
- Australian slang the head
- do one’s nana Australian slang to become very angry
- off one’s nana Australian slang mad; insane
child’s word for “grandmother” or, sometimes, “nurse,” first recorded c.1844 (see nanny).