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Blend of fan +‎ femme? or pseudo-French feminine form of fan



fanne (plural fannes or fenne)

  1. (dated, fandom slang) A female science fiction fan.
    • 1944, John Bristol Speer, Fancyclopedia[1], Fannes, page 31:
      Fannes — Pronounced the same as "fans," but used in writing to mean fem fans.
    • 1951 May 21, Winthrop Sargeant, “Through the Interstellar Looking Glass”, in Life[2], volume 30, number 21, ISSN 0024-3019, page 127:
      A little more than a week ago two fen and one fanne left for London as delegates to a big gathering formally billed as the Science Fiction Festival Convention but more intimately described as a fanference. [] Sad to relate, some of the European delegates were probably insurgents rather than true fen [] many of them would probably turn out to be real fen and fenne after all.
    • 1959, Terry Carr & Ron Ellik (as Carl Brandon), “The Cyclone”, in The BNF of Iz[3]:
      Dorothy lived in the middle of the great western plains, far away from any other fans. She was a very lonely little fanne, who could not afford to go to the annual World Conventions, and had been only to one Oklacon.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:fanne.







  1. Compound of imperative (tu person) of fare and ne.
    Fanne una copia.Make a copy of it.