fanny pack


: a pack that straps to the waist and is used for carrying personal articles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Starer, in her beanie, down coat, and fanny pack looked like a tourist sightseeing on a winter’s day. Hanna Krueger,, 7 Jan. 2023 One or two Grinches were on the dance floor, and a gingerbread man wearing a fanny pack frolicked through the crowd. Photographs By Calla Kessler, New York Times, 23 Dec. 2022 The other frustration comes from a bouncing fanny pack that definitely slows you down. John Thompson, Men's Health, 7 Dec. 2022 Michelle and Barack fanny pack worn by a supporter at the Obama/Biden rally Saturday November 5th. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 9 Nov. 2022 MZ Wallace, maker of one of our favorite tote bags, also has a great fanny pack. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 July 2022 Cotopaxi, known for making multi-hued outdoor gear from recycled or repurposed materials, has a great lightweight fanny pack that can be worn in the front, back, or on the side as well as crossbody style. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Nunez allegedly reached into his fanny pack, withdrew a 9 mm pistol, and fired five rounds, two of them into Ruiz’s back, prosecutors said. Camilo Fonseca,, 15 Dec. 2022 The fanny pack allegedly belonged to 22-year-old Gilbert Eatherton of Charlestown, according to police. Nick Stoico,, 13 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fanny pack was in 1957

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“Fanny pack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

fanny pack

: a pack that straps to the waist and is used for carrying personal items

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