see also: BANANA
  • (RP) enPR: bə-näʹnə, IPA: /bəˈnɑːnə/
  • (GA) enPR: bə-năʹnə, IPA: /bəˈnænə/


  1. An elongated curved tropical fruit that grows in bunches and has a creamy flesh and a smooth skin.
    1. (North America, UK, Ireland) Especially, the sweet, yellow fruit of the Cavendish banana cultivar.
  2. The tropical tree-like plant which bears clusters of bananas. The plant, usually of the genus Musa but sometimes also including plants from Ensete, has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.
  3. (uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.
  4. (mildly, pejorative, slang, ethnic slur) A person of Asian descent, especially a Chinese American, who has assimilated into Western culture or married a Caucasian (from the "yellow" outside and "white" inside). Compare coconut ("assimilated Hispanic or Black") or Oreo ("Black person who is "black outside" and "white inside"").
  5. (nuclear physics) A banana equivalent dose.
  6. (colloquial) A catamorphism (from the use of banana brackets in the notation).
  7. (slang) The penis.
    • 1986 Cop Feels of Three Men's "Privates" ↗ Christopher Street - 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 ↗ 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 ↗ 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 ↗ 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.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (Asian assimilated into Western culture) egg (Western assimilated into Asian culture)
Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: amarelo-banana

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 0738847917.
      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 1403371490.
      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 0977668800.
      [...]Bernd Schneider closed the scoring in injury-time with a 23 meter free-kick banana shot into the upper-right corner.

  • (RP) enPR: bə-näʹnə, IPA: /bəˈnɑːnə/
  • (GA) enPR: bə-năʹnə, IPA: /bəˈnænə/

banana (plural bananas)

  1. (informal, humorous, derogatory, often, attributively) One who object#Verb|objects to the building#Noun|building of any structure#Noun|structure in their neighbourhood or a certain type of structure anywhere, especially in public policy debate#Noun|debate. [from 1991 (Australia)]
    Synonyms: NIMBY

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