fanny pack

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English[edit]

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Woman wearing a fanny pack

Etymology[edit]

From fanny (the backside) + pack.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæni pæk/
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Noun[edit]

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: (US) belly bag, belt bag, (UK, Australia, New Zealand) bum bag, (South Africa) moon bag, 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).

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

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