fanon

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A papal fanon (seen from above, laying flat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fanon (plural fanons)

  1. A vestment reserved only for the Pope for use during a pontifical Mass.
  2. Part of a bishop's mitre. They are the tabs extending down from the mitre, often with a cross near the end of each. See lappet.
  3. A maniple.

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of fan and canon

Noun[edit]

fanon (uncountable)

  1. (informal, fandom slang) Elements introduced by fans which are not in the official canon of a fictional world but are widely believed to be or treated as if canonical.
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References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fanon f (plural fanons)

  1. fennel