Share this entry

Share this page

fanny

Line breaks: fanny
Pronunciation: /ˈfani
 
/

Definition of fanny in English:

noun (plural fannies)

1British vulgar slang A woman’s genitals.
2North American informal A person’s buttocks.
Example sentences
  • Marketing has to be ‘job one ‘he says, and the bottom line is ‘putting fannies in seats‘.
  • This is Elvis Presley, wiggling his fanny for posterity.
  • I gave him another shot of cough syrup and a pat on the fanny and sent him back out onto the Play-Doh-covered field.

verb (fannies, fannying, fannied)

[no object] (fanny about (or around)) British informal Back to top  
Mess around and waste time: they were fannying about in the street

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Definition of fanny in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vɪˈkɛːrɪəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…