AskDefine | Define Fanny

Dictionary Definition



1 the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, ass]
2 external female sex organs; "in England `fanny' is vulgar slang for female genitals" [syn: female genitalia, female genitals, female genital organ]

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Alternative spellings

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a diminutive of the female given name Frances.


female given name
  • Danish: Fanny
  • Finnish: Fanni
  • French: Fanny
  • German: Fanny
  • Swedish: Fanny


Proper noun

  1. A given name borrowed from English.


Proper noun

  1. A given name borrowed from English; also used as a pet form of Stéphanie.


Proper noun

  1. A given name borrowed from English.


Proper noun

  1. A given name borrowed from English.

Extensive Definition

Fanny or Fannie is a given name—a pet form of Frances, which in turn is the female form of Francis— and a place name.
People commonly known by the given name Fanny include:
Plays and films known as Fanny include:
Places known as Fanny include:
Fanny as slang may refer to the:
  • FANY, (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) pronounced "Fanny" were female army nurses in Britain from 1907 onwards.
Fanny in German: Fanny
Fanny in French: Fanny
Fanny in Icelandic: Fanny
Fanny in Italian: Fanny
Fanny in Finnish: Fanny

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