• synonyms


[fan-uh n; French fa-nawn]
  1. Frantz (O·mar) [frants oh-mahr; French frahnts aw-mar] /frænts ˈoʊ mɑr; French frɑ̃ts ɔˈmar/, 1925–61, West Indian psychiatrist and political theorist, born in Martinique; in Algeria after 1953.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for frantz fanon


noun RC Church
  1. a collar-shaped vestment worn by the pope when celebrating mass
  2. (formerly) various pieces of embroidered fabric used in the liturgy
Show More

Word Origin for fanon

Middle English, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fano cloth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012