[ fan-uh n; French fa-nawn ]
/ ˈfæn ən; French faˈnɔ̃ /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for frantz fanon


/ (ˈfænən) /

noun RC Church

a collar-shaped vestment worn by the pope when celebrating mass
(formerly) various pieces of embroidered fabric used in the liturgy

Word Origin for fanon

Middle English, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fano cloth
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