fanny (1)

This page is about the slang term fanny (1)

American English


a person's buttocks or bottom

For example

  • After walking around town for a couple of hours, Liz and Debbie were very tired and all they wanted to do was sit on their fannies for a while.

  • Bob boarded the plane but his fanny was so huge that he had real trouble getting into his seat.

WARNING!! This word is also used in British and Australian English, but in those places it means a woman's vagina. In order to avoid misunderstandings and embarrassment, it is best for non-native speakers to avoid using this word.


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Michael slipped and landed on his fanny. The fall left him with a big bruise on his

a. stomach

b. face

c. backside
a) stomach b) face c) backside

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Contributor: Matt Errey