Tans is a term used to describe someone of a British Background or decent.It is a term used mostly by Irish People as the British soldiers i.e. Black and Tans,the color of their uniforms during the Irish independence 1921 would ran-sack villages and towns of people who didn't deserve it at all.It is used for offense today as a insult to a British person
English Men:Hello there,mates.
Irish Men: Fuck off ye dirty tans
by James O'Neill October 23, 2007
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Efforts to darken the shade of human skin, either by natural means (direct exposure to the sun), artifical products (self-tanners), or enhanced exposure to simulated sunlight (tanning beds). Excessive tanning is likely associated with skin cancer.

"Orange alert! Paris should really stop going to the salon to fake and bake - instead of wasting her time tanning, she should work for world peace."
by Secret Agent Anne August 02, 2006
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What idiots pay for when they forget there's a giant, shining ball in the sky called the sun.
Girl 1: Lyke I'm so pale, wanna go tanning this afternoon?
Girl 2: No thanks, I'd rather spend the day outside instead of wasting my money... stupid bitch.
by smokeontheknoll September 15, 2010
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to go brown in the sun (at least that was always what I innocently thought it meant)
Oh look I have a tan
by ogaiy June 08, 2003
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