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- proper n. A diminutive of Frances, also used as a female given name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
- n. external female sex organs
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This had everything to do with the nickname Fanny and the fact that she tried not to get upset at being addressed in this undignified manner when she was trying to raise compassionate, responsible children.
The story of the captain of the Fanny is also literally true.
So you'll know I'm not damning with faint praise when I say that Fanny is an old-fashioned, sentimental romance of a very particular type.
By three o'clock in the morning Fanny is all "knocked up", as her brother delicately puts it.
The characters in Fanny, Annie & Danny are messy and wonderful and devastating and mean and kind and petty and vulnerable -- just like us.
You won't have any problems caring about the totally dysfunctional family featured in Fanny, Annie & Danny.
Yesterday Hillary said she felt like Goldilocks, but now she's back to being "Fightin 'Fanny" again ...
However, since so many on this Blog hail from the UK, we should be careful of using the word Fanny lest I be forced to tell my "Fanny Green" joke.
Once Sean overheard someone calling her Fanny, which apparently is a nickname for Frances.
Something that has always puzzled me is how for English people "fanny" is not a polite word, and yet the name Fanny is perfectly OK!
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