Definition of tan adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tan

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//tæn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tæn//
 
 
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yellowish brown in colour Word Originadjective late Old English tannian ‘convert into leather’, probably from medieval Latin tannare, perhaps of Celtic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old French tanner.
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