Desire, urge; from the Spanish verb ganar, to win or gain. The term was popularized among English speakers by the LA mathematics teacher Jaime Escalante as played by Edward James Olmos in the movie Stand and Deliver.
"You're going to work harder here than you've ever worked anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from you is ganas. Desire... If you don't have the ganas, I will give it to you, because I'm an expert." (from Stand and Deliver)
by jcomeau_ictx May 14, 2013
Don’t care what people think, just go for it.
Go hang out with them, gana

I’m going to go in the end, gana

Gana, let’s do this!

C’mon, gana!
by Hope_7 March 25, 2022
guts... or gonads... your GANAS define your abilities as a man... if you have no ganas, or gonads... you are a gayfer, I.E. vince...
jeez... brewski would sure benefit from a good influx of ganas right about now, maybe he might have enough ganas then to go get jordan and make her deserve.
by Big Johnson February 20, 2005
Either being a huge slut who sleeps with everyone and gets affected with herpees or someone acting gay, or faggish.
You're such a gana!

You're hella gana!
by Fantasy May 5, 2006
A broken english sentence used by the bengali youth. It means "From Ghana" but is more commonly used as a reference to Ananta Jalil(the director who is the origin for this line). it is even used as a bengali alternative to "my niggah" or to describe swag such as gangnam style
Friend 1:dost tui kamon asos?
Friend 2: bhalo asi, ami tor homeworker help ta kori ditesi akhon
Friend 1: dost tui to ashole pom gana.
by TehIllGoatsonAKABapofchowdhury October 13, 2012
a bacterial infection that enters the body through the anus and in the end creates a colony of single celled bacterium that make the testis shrink.
Dan: i heard you got an STD Pat
Pat: nah man. i got something worse.
Dan: hmm? what are you talking about?
Pat: i was getting at my girl and we fucked six times and the result was not good. i got it. gana-herpa-syphilitis-human papilloma virus. my balls are only the size of an eraser top.
Dan: Shit! i feel for you Pat, dumb bitch.
by nighthawkdragon April 25, 2009
Late Terwase Akwaza populary known as GANA was a Tiv Warlord hails from middlebelt region of Nigeria Benue state to be precise he was killed during Governor Ortom second amnesty's in the state thought it was says to be a setup but who knows if is true, because he was declare wanted for over four years .
Gana was a warlord in Tiv land.
by Benue September 13, 2020