EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Wolof banaana, via Spanish or Portuguese, of unknown origin, but potentially from Arabic بَنَان(banān, fingertip)[1].

In reference to well-assimilated East Asians, derived from the fruit's foreign origins, and the slur that they are "yellow (Asian) on the outside, white (influenced by Western culture) on the inside".

 
Four different types of bananas. The larger yellow bananas on the far right are commercially dominant Cavendish bananas.

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banana (countable and uncountable, plural bananas)

  1. An elongated curved tropical fruit of a banana plant, which grows in bunches and has a creamy flesh and a smooth skin.
    1. (Canada, US, UK, Ireland) In particular, the sweet, yellow fruit of the Cavendish banana cultivar, which may be eaten raw, as distinct from e.g. a plantain for cooking.
  2. The tropical tree-like plant which bears clusters of bananas, a plant of the genus Musa (but sometimes also including plants from Ensete), which has large, elongated leaves.
  3. (uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.
    banana:  
  4. (derogatory, ethnic slur) A person of East Asian descent, especially an ethnic Chinese from a Western country who does not speak Chinese and only speaks English, considered to have overly assimilated and to be subservient to white authority, an East Asian race traitor.
  5. (slang) The penis.
    • 1986, Christopher Street, Cop Feels of Three Men's "Privates"[2], volume 10:
      The fact that the cop bought O'Brien a beer after feeling of his banana suggests that it must have been a promising one
    • 2012, Sarah Miynowski, Fishbowl[3], page 36:
      His you-know-what turned soft .. his eight o'clock class was the last thing on his mind five minutes ago, when his banana wasn't overripe.
    • 2014, Anthony Bunko, Lord Forgive Me[4], page 71:
      Most of the gang were trying their best to shag the girls. One boy was sitting in a tree playing with himself and another was asking a table of teenagers if they would like to see his banana.
    • 2017, Intimate Relationships in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture[5], page 234:
      He adds that after eating his banana (sucking his penis), he wants anal sex, but she asks him to lick her pussy. Then he tells her no because it is disgusting.
  6. (sports) A banana kick.
  7. (nuclear physics) A banana equivalent dose.
  8. (computer science, colloquial) A catamorphism (from the use of banana brackets in the notation).

SynonymsEdit

  • (Asian assimilated into Western culture): Twinkie

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HyponymsEdit

  • (Asian assimilated into Western culture): jook-sing

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AdjectiveEdit

banana (not comparable)

  1. Curved like a banana, especially of a ball in flight.
    • 2001, Rayne Barton, The Green Hills Golf Chronicles, page 155, →ISBN.
      Even the lowly banana ball, the bane of so many weekenders, sometimes can be exactly right, as in this case.
    • 2002, Andrew Collins, Guild of Honor, page 53, →ISBN.
      He played the fading, low-banana shot as planned, and the ball whistled left of the oak tree and between the pines.
    • 2006, Richard Witzig, The Global Art of Soccer, page 247, →ISBN.
      [...]Bernd Schneider closed the scoring in injury-time with a 23 meter free-kick banana shot into the upper-right corner.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford Dictionaries citing John Ayto’s The Diner’s Dictionary: Word origins of food and drink [1]

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananes)

  1. banana (fruit)

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananes)

  1. banana (fruit)

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CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English banana.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [baˈnaːna]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [bəˈnæːnɐ]

NounEdit

banana m (plural bananas)

  1. banana

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

banana

  1. third-person singular past historic of bananer (to make a mistake)

GalicianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)
    Os chimpancés utilizan bastóns para coller unha banana.
    Chimpanzees use sticks to pick up a banana.

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IcelandicEdit

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NounEdit

banana

  1. definite accusative plural of bani
  2. inflection of banani:
    1. indefinite accusative
    2. indefinite dative singular
    3. indefinite genitive

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Wolof banaana.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bˠəˈn̪ˠan̪ˠə/

NounEdit

banana m (genitive singular banana, nominative plural bananaí)

  1. banana

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
banana bhanana mbanana
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈna.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: ba‧nà‧na

NounEdit

banana f (plural banane)

  1. banana (fruit)

NounEdit

banana m (invariable)

  1. banana (color)

AdjectiveEdit

banana (invariable)

  1. banana (color)

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

banana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of バナナ

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Banane, from ultimately from Wolof banaana.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f

  1. banana

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Starosta, Manfred (1999), “banana”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag
  • Lower Sorbian vocabulary. In: Haspelmath, M. & Tadmor, U. (eds.) World Loanword Database. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian banana, from Wolof banaana.

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banana m (collective, singulative banana, paucal bananiet)

  1. banana (fruit)

PortugueseEdit

 
bananas

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Wolof banaana (banana) or Arabic بَنَان(banān, fingertip, banana).

PronunciationEdit

 

  • (Northeast Brazil) IPA(key): /bɐ̃ˈnɐ̃.nɐ/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧na‧na

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)
    As bananas são ricas em potássioBananas are high in potassium
  2. banana (plant)
    Synonym: (more common) bananeira
  3. (informal) penis
  4. (Brazil, informal) bras d'honneur (obscene gesture)
    Synonym: (Portugal) manguito

NounEdit

banana m or f (plural bananas)

  1. (derogatory, slang) wimp (a weak or unconfident person)
    Aquele rapaz é um banana!That guy is a wimp!

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

banana f

  1. definite singular nominative/accusative of banană (banana (fruit))

SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish banana, from Wolof banaana.

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NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish, from Portuguese, from Wolof banaana.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /banǎːna/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧na‧na

NounEdit

banána f (Cyrillic spelling бана́на)

  1. banana

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • banana” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Wolof banaana.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈnana/, [baˈna.na]

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. (Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay) banana (fruit)
    Synonyms: plátano, guineo, cambur, banano

Usage notesEdit

  • banana may also be used in Spain, to differentiate from plátano (plantain); otherwise, plátano refers to either.

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English banana.

NounEdit

banana

  1. banana
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[6] (in English), →ISBN, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.
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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English banana, from Wolof banaana, via Portuguese and/or Spanish.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana

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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
banana fanana manana unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.