from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang The buttocks.

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  • n. The female genitalia.
  • n. The buttocks; arguably the most nearly polite of several euphemisms.
  • n. Sex; similar to North American pussy
  • n. Mess kettle or cooking pot.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Perhaps from Fanny, a nickname for Frances.

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Origin unknown

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The British naval slang sense derives from Fanny Adams. Tins of mutton introduced as rations were not liked by the sailors and were taken by them to contain the butchered remains of Fanny Adams who had been brutally murdered and dismembered. The tins were re-used for eating from and cooking with.


  • Stalwart individuals unshaken by the the narrow worldviews of others or the stigma surrounding the term fanny pack.

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  • In her mind, the term fanny pack, "is just eww, so cheesy, so tacky, so horrible." Top Stories

  • (please note that in Australia a fanny is the front one, not the back one).


  • The boy who long ago kissed their bare shoulders, or the raspy-voiced best friend, bleating out hilarious comments about her puckered fanny from the next dressing room over at Eileen Fisher?

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  • What you call a fanny pack obviously the start of a new fashion trend - the male bustle.

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  • 'Oh Christ, you can't say 'fanny' - that sounds ridiculously childish, he'll just laugh at you.

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  • In Australia the fanny is different to what a fanny is in the US).

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  • From the simple totes at Rochas to the decadent confections at Louis Vuitton to the obscenely-chic waist bag (it absolutely cannot be called a fanny pack) that made its subtle way down the runway at Hermes, the possibilities were enough to leave purse nuts drooling.

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  • American Apparel Fanny pack by American Apparel His $325 DVF belted satchels hitting stores this month aren't actually called fanny packs, of course.

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  • She is holding Harvey's hand, the old couple walking around town, Harvey's keys and wallet and cough drops and lip balm tucked sloppily away in his Buffalo pouch, which James teasingly calls a fanny pack.



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  • Take a load off Fanny / Take a load for free / Take a load off Fanny / And (and) (and) you put the load right on ME.

    October 23, 2010

  • "CUNT IS BEAUTIFUL. Suck it and see. If you're not so supple that you can suck your own fanny, put your finger gently in, withdraw and smell, and suck. There. How odd is it that the most expensive gourmet foods taste like cunt."

    - 'Lady love your cunt', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008

  • Heehee.

    February 11, 2008

  • Also an old Irish tune called "Fanny Power." No, really.

    February 10, 2008

  • Fanny (Be Tender with My Love), 1976, Bee Gees

    February 9, 2008