fanny pack

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Woman wearing a fanny pack


From fanny (the backside) + pack.


fanny pack (plural fanny packs)

  1. (Canada, US) A small fabric pouch secured with a zipper and worn at the waist by a strap around the hips.
    She wears her fanny pack every day on her morning jog around Central Park.
    Synonyms: belly bag (US), belt bag, bum bag (UK, Australia, New Zealand), moon bag (South Africa), waist bag

Usage notes[edit]

  • While fanny is acceptable in Canada and the US, the term can be misconstrued as offensive in other countries; see fanny (female genitalia).



  • “fanny pack” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.