Definition of Fanny Adams in English:

Fanny Adams

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Pronunciation: /fanɪˈadəmz/

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British informal
1 (also sweet Fanny Adams) Nothing at all: I know sweet Fanny Adams about mining
2A nautical term for tinned meat or stew.


late 19th century (in sense 2): black humour, from the name of a murder victim circa1870. sense 1 dates from the early 20th century, and is sometimes understood as a euphemism for fuck all.

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