apan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

APA (amateur press association) +‎ -n (of or pertaining to)

Noun[edit]

apan (plural apans)

  1. (fandom slang) A member of an amateur press association.
    • 1990 August 1, Lillian, Guy, “'Tis the Season”, in Mimosa[1], number 8, page 4:
      The greatest apan of all time lives on a quiet old street rising above Hagerstown, Maryland.
    • 1998 October 3, Brown, Rich [Dr Gafia], “Fan Terms (1)”, in rec.arts.sf.fandom, Usenet[2], retrieved 2018-06-13, message-ID <19981003020622.14181.00000964@ng52.aol.com>:
      Most of the participants in the mundane apas are hobby printers—-and the disdain with which our fandom once viewed Xeroxing of fanzines is but a pale reflection of the way mundane apans have looked upon the mimeo and the ditto as a means of publishing "papers" (as they call their amateur publications).
    • 2006 May 1, Katz, Arnie, “The Thin Veneer”, in confuSon[3], volume 1, number 4:
      I immediately began a cutback. I remained an enthusiastic apan, but by the time I gafiated around 1976, I was in only one, FAPA.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for apanapan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧pan

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apan

  1. A grasshopper.

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Finnish[edit]

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apan

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of appaa.

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Hiligaynon[edit]

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apán

  1. an adult locust

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

apan

  1. (dialectal, Sambas) pan

Pipil[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ā- ("water") + -pan (locative).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈaːpaŋ/

Noun[edit]

āpan (plural ajāpan)

  1. river
    Yajket mawiltiat tik ne apan ne pipilmet
    The children went to bathe in the river

Quechua[edit]

Verb[edit]

apan

  1. third-person singular present indicative of apay

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

apan

  1. definite singular of apa

Tagakaulu Kalagan[edit]

Noun[edit]

apan

  1. grasshopper

Waray-Waray[edit]

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apán

  1. grasshopper