(en proper noun
*1850 (Dinah Craik), Olive , Chapman and Hall, page 151:
- Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
*::My pensive Sara ! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
*:At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
* 2008 , The Northern Clemency , Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
- Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara , as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
- 'I wish I was called Sara ,' she said out loud.
- 'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
- 'Not Sarah, Sara ,' Tracy said. 'There's no h , you say Saaara.'
An aphetic form of banana .
(informal) Short form of banana, the fruit.
(slang) A fool.
- You look a right nana dressed up like that.
Variant spelling of nanna .
(informal) A pet name for one's grandmother.