[ fin-uh ]

  1. a phonetic spelling representing the African American Vernacular English variant of fixing to, a phrase commonly used in Southern U.S. dialects to mark the immediate future while indicating preparation or planning already in progress: Oh, no, she finna break his heart!

Origin of finna

First recorded in 1985–90

Words Nearby finna Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use finna in a sentence

  • Some have thought that it might be connected with the word “finna” (English, to find), and that it means one who goes on foot.