fanny

noun
fan·​ny | \ ˈfa-nē How to pronounce fanny (audio) \
plural fannies

Definition of fanny

1 British slang, offensive : vulva
2 : buttocks

Examples of fanny in a Sentence

I'd like to give him a good kick in the fanny! be careful on that icy walk, unless you want to fall on your fanny

First Known Use of fanny

circa 1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fanny

perhaps from Fanny, nickname of Frances

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The first known use of fanny was circa 1835

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“Fanny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fanny. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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fanny

noun
fan·​ny | \ ˈfa-nē How to pronounce fanny (audio) \

Kids Definition of fanny

: a person's rear

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