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Definitions for fanny
ˈfæn ifan·ny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word fanny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, fanny, assnoun

    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?"

  2. female genitalia, female genitals, female genital organ, fannynoun

    external female sex organs

    "in England `fanny' is vulgar slang for female genitals"


  1. fanny

    In British English, "fanny" is a slang term referring to the female genitals. However, in American English, it is often used as a term to refer to the buttocks. It can also be a short form of the name Frances. The term's usage and acceptability can vary greatly depending on the cultural and regional context.


  1. Fanny

    Fanny is a musical with a book by S. N. Behrman and Joshua Logan and music and lyrics by Harold Rome. A tale of love, secrets, and passion set in and around the old French port of Marseille, it is based on Marcel Pagnol's trilogy of plays entitled Marius, Fanny and César. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1954 and ran for 888 performances, and later was staged in the West End.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FANNY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fanny is ranked #106570 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fanny surname appeared 167 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fanny.

    64.6% or 108 total occurrences were White.
    25.1% or 42 total occurrences were Black.
    6.5% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanny in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fanny in a Sentence

  1. Charles E. Wilson:

    But I have always liked bird dogs better than kennel-fed dogs myself--you know, one that will get out and hunt for food rather than sit on his fanny and yell.

  2. Gary Herbert:

    The solution is Congress: Get off your fanny and get something done.

  3. Sarah Kinling of Baltimore:

    They're the new fanny pack — the quickest way to spot a tourist, the more I saw them in use, the more I saw how much focus people were putting on selfies, and not turning around to see what they were there to see.

  4. Daniela Maier:

    I tried to be OK with fourth place. I was very disappointed I have to say, but (then) the jury decided it that way, i am really sorry for Fanny that it’s like this. The jury have decided it, so I have to accept it and be happy with the medal.

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