Entry from British & World English dictionary
1 (also sweet Fanny Adams) Nothing at all: I know sweet Fanny Adams about mining
More example sentences
- Your Auntie or your Granny would be more likely to substitute ‘sweet Fanny Adams’ rather than use the naughty word.
- The fact is, of course, that ‘proper talks’ tend to end up with the union getting sweet Fanny Adams besides a bit more chat about about partnership and training.
- To use a quaint British phrase, I know sweet Fanny Adams about the media on the other side of the pond.
2A nautical term for tinned meat or stew.
- The British Royal Navy adopted the term "Fanny Adams" to mean the canned mutton that had recently joined their rations, since the meat had a rather suspiciously smooth appearance.
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