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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

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TAN
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!"
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doin sumthin alot
im gonna go tan cod
tannin the beer tonight
by tannnnn January 27, 2010

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tan
dance maneuvers used by a dancer so fast that the person they are dancing with have no clue of where they are; Ninja Skillz or Shadow dancing.
I think I need a break from that dance floor, I just got tanned and i'm kind of dizzy.
by CeezHop January 24, 2010

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the act of messing up in a big way; failure; the name of a supposed curse spawned by gymnast Kevin Tan, whose failure was so massive it has allegedly begun to plague other athletes.

People who have Tan in their name, and therefore are doomed to fail: Kevin Tan (the originator), Liam Tancock (finished last with "Tanada")

Synonyms: Besides "epic failure", it's argued that "alicia" could be synonymous, named after the female gymnast who messed up pretty badly the next night. However, this is debatable since (1) her failure was not as epic and (2) in going with the "curse" theory, Tan's massive failure was such that it probably affected her performance, making it his fault, which is why she was briefly dubbed as "Alicia Tan" and "She-Tan".

Antonyms: Win, Success, Phelps (although this is debatable, since Michael Phelps seems to be the only athlete in the country not affected by the Tan curse. Because he appears to be keeping "epic win" to himself, it can safely be assumed that he is a selfish douche bag. It can also be assumed that he is not taking NBC to the prom.)
"OMG! Did you see that girl fall off the uneven bars? She tanned real bad. LOL!"
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TAN is an acronym for "Touched a nerve". If you ever offend or hurt someone you are said to have 'touched a nerve' with them or TAN'ed them. It derives from the use of the word by the character Michelle in an episode of BBC 2's comedy sitcom, The Royle Family after she offended her hosts. Also, to make known to someone who has offended or upset you, you would exclaim, "TAN!"

Conversely, if you wish to gain forgiveness or repent for any TAN you have caused, you simply ask by saying 'NAT'.
"You really TAN'ed me last night when you called me a fat slag."

"If you ever TAN me again I will be really upset and won't be friends with you anymore."
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"tan" is an internet slang acronym which means "That Absolutely Noodles". It is used to comment on something that the 'speaker' thinks is awesome or cool. Often used in conjunction with the tilde (~) key. eg. "~tan"

tan can also be combined with other internet shortenings such as "lol" to create something like "~loltan"

"tan" is becoming widely used within the gaming community and young hipsters who are down with the latest trends.
"Dude you totally pwnd that n00b!!11 ~tan!!1!
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