Yet man has the impudence to expect the fannies to abstain till he is ready to bestow on them his name.
If she dare express her sex as the fannies do, we deny her individual and social worth, and stamp her fallen.
It is not a bad record, this continuous service of the fannies since the outbreak of war, is it?
The past of a man is never questioned: no one inquires how many fannies have been in his life.
He told me tales of the fannies who, being now under the Red Cross, came directly under his jurisdiction.
We arrived on a great day for the fannies—the famous Aerial Torpedo had preceded us by a bare hour.
The fannies of our island—though this I say with reluctance—are not improving; and the Bath road is notoriously superannuated.
The fannies "break out," so to speak, all over the place; even the bath-room is not sacred to them.
Ever and always there seemed to be two fannies; one visible, her face; the other audible, her voice.
The one-eyed man, who was fannies stepfather, was to get some high position in South America.
"buttocks," 1920, American English, from earlier British meaning "vulva" (1879), perhaps from the name of John Cleland's heroine in the scandalous novel "Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" (1748). The fem. proper name is a diminutive of Frances. The genital sense is still the primary one outside U.S., but is not current in American English, a difference which can have consequences when U.S. TV programs and movies air in Britain.
The buttocks; rump; ass: I can hardly sit down, my fanny is so sore
[1920+; fr earlier British fanny, ''vulva,'' perhaps fr John Cleland's 18th-century heroine Fanny Hill]