a person whose work is tanning hides
Brit., Informal a sixpence
Origin of tanner; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A sixpenny coin formerly used in Britain; a sixpence.
Origin of tannerOrigin unknown.
- One that tans hides.
- A self-tanner.
- A person whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.
- tan +"Ž -er
Probably from the name of the coin designer, John Sigismund Tanner (died 1775)