Definition of fanny in English:

fanny

noun

  • 1British vulgar slang A woman's genitals.

  • 2North American informal A person's buttocks.

    • ‘This is Elvis Presley, wiggling his fanny for posterity.’
    • ‘‘You'll find out soon enough,’ Jorge grumbled as he rubbed his fanny.’
    • ‘I was able to catch him under the chin, while he was leaning over, and I knocked him flat on his fanny… He calmed down then, and when he got back on his feet he spent the next half hour ministering to the injured.’
    • ‘Marketing has to be ‘job one ‘he says, and the bottom line is ‘putting fannies in seats‘.’
    • ‘I gave him another shot of cough syrup and a pat on the fanny and sent him back out onto the Play-Doh-covered field.’
    buttocks, behind, backside, rear, rear end, seat, haunches, cheeks
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verb

[no object]fanny about" or "around
British
informal
  • Mess around and waste time.

    ‘they were fannying about in the street’

Origin

Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

fanny

/ˈfani/