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n. pl. fan·nies
1. Slang The buttocks.
2. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang The female genitals.
[Perhaps from Fanny, a nickname for Frances.]
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n, pl -nies
1. taboo Brit the female genitals
2. chiefly US and Canadian the buttocks
[C20: perhaps from Fanny, pet name from Frances]
Usage: Despite the theory that this word derives from the name 'Fanny', its use in British English is still considered taboo by many people, and is likely to cause offence. In the US the word refers to the buttocks. Serious misunderstanding may therefore arise when what people in Britain know as a 'bumbag' is referred to in the US as a 'fanny pack'
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n., pl. -nies.
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|Noun||1.||fanny - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"|
arse, ass, behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
|2.||fanny - external female sex organs; "in England `fanny' is vulgar slang for female genitals"|
female body - the body of a female human being
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
vulva - external parts of the female genitalia
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1. (familiar form) of Frances
2. sweet Fanny Adams (Brit) → nada de nada, na' de na'
2. (US) (= buttocks) → culo m
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(esp US inf) → Po m (inf)
(Brit sl) → Möse f (vulg)
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