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Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Alexander.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Alexandra.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of Xanax.


Xan (plural Xans)

  1. (slang) A Xanax tablet.
    • 1998 December 5, ChaosLiz [username], “Re: Xanax+Valium?”, in alt.drugs, Usenet[1]:
      Hmmmm...I don't know about the combo...I've never tried that...but I love Xans and Valiums...well until I OD'd on Valiums and almost died...now I'm afraid of all pills...
    • 2014, "Tuesday", ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake, ILoveMakonnen:
      Upstairs I got Xans in an Advil bottle, I don't take them shits
    • 2015, Jack Lester, "Xanax: Beyond The Pharmacy", The Collegian (Georgia Perimeter College), Volume 31, Number 8, page 3:
      Georgia State senior, Damian Phillips thinks "I've been prescribed Xans because I actually need them for stress and anxiety. Recreational use is all hype and something that people are doing to seem cool."