(verb) to mess up or fail; a curse of failure infecting other athletes. Named for gymnast Kevin Tan due to his epic failure.
"I really want the US to win, so I hope that French athlete tans on the uneven bar."
by Cookie_Nut August 16, 2008
to tan / to tank verb: To consume a large quantity of a substance, usually alcohol or cocaine, in a short space of time. Forms: tanning, tanned, tanking, tanked.
Quick, the taxi's waiting; let's tan the last of the vodka! We can tank a few lines on the way.
by Sadie E. Innes-Smith March 23, 2008
A Brittish person - Derived from brittish oppresion on the Irish over 600 years, where millions were killed in famine and slaughter and hundreds of thousands were forced to emegrate, to which the Irish population has never recoverd and has large amounts of barren lands througout the country. Irish population peaked at 12 million during Brittish oppresion. In 2006 the Irish population is 3.5 million.

Refers to the "Black and Tans" who were brittish criminals sent from jails over to the island of Ireland to rape, murder and "control" the Irish.
Britt: Hello good sir, we can put our history aside, after all, it's now "cool" to be Irish in our country and around the world.

Irish person: Fuck off you tan.
by ShamrockPaddy July 22, 2006
sexual activity involving dark pigmented individuals and light pigmented individuals
"she is about to give him his first proper tan"

"he's been tanning her for years "
by %#*#% May 12, 2006
T.A.N - Tough as Nails. A word used to describe anybody who is tough as nails. The following is a list of people who are considered to be tan. Chuck Norris, Keifer Sutherland, Regis Philtan, Jeff Lutes, Emilio Estevez, Anyone who struts and most of all... the original tanman.. darcy jones.
Darcy Jones is incredibly TAN when he enters a classroom.
by Jason Lirette May 03, 2006
A verb pertaining to the act of lighting a spliff with overzealous enthusiasm. The noun refers to the distinctive scorch marks around the top of the spliff that has been exposed to heat.
Verb: ''Let's tan this zoot right now!''

Noun: ''Man, that thing's tanning like a bitch.''
by tommyboy314 January 15, 2009
TAN is an acronym for "Text A Nigga". Not a derogatory term, but a term of endearment used when trying to get in touch with a good friend or "nigga", if you will, sent via text or social network site of choice.
Jake: "What up?! Whatchu doin for NYE? TAN"
Isaac: "Word son! Let's go downtown! Glad you gotta hold of me nigga!"
by Sackbaker December 31, 2010
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