noun, plural fan·nies. Informal.
Origin of fanny
Definition for fanny (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for fanny
Now Nicki and her crew are rocking short shorts, kicks, and fanny packs.Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Is Too Much Booty for One Man to Handle|Amy Zimmerman|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the first, Fanny Bullock Workman, was the daughter of a Massachusetts governor.
We learn that Rachel is a finalist for the part of Fanny Brice in the revival of Funny Girl.The First ‘Glee’ Without Cory Monteith Was Blissfully Joyous|Kevin Fallon|September 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I know lots of people who jog with water bottles affixed to a fanny pack.
Um, a lot of your readers barely know who Keats was, let alone Fanny Brawne—you must have been a pretty bookish sex crimes DA.
"Of course I would never force you into anything," Fanny went on.The Front Yard|Constance Fenimore Woolson
If you escape, and I fall—Fanny—my father, he will take care of her,—you remember—thanks!Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Before our little party had taken six steps into the room, Zoe stood like a pointer; and Fanny backed.The Woman-Hater|Charles Reade
Fanny was all smiles and attention in an instant, and warmly squeezed Barbara's hand.The Morning Glory Club|George A. Kyle
His own account of the matter to Fanny Brawne was that he had written himself her vassal within a week of their first meeting.Keats|Sidney Colvin
British Dictionary definitions for fanny
noun plural -nies slang
Word Origin for fanny
Word Origin and History for fanny
"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.