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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-uh n]
    • /ˈfæn ən/
    • /fˈanɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-uh n]
    • /ˈfæn ən/

Definitions of fanon word

  • noun fanon Frantz (Omar) [frants oh-mahr;; French frahnts aw-mar] /frænts ˈoʊ mɑr;; French frɑ̃ts ɔˈmar/ (Show IPA), 1925–61, West Indian psychiatrist and political theorist, born in Martinique; in Algeria after 1953. 1
  • noun fanon A vestment reserved only for the Pope for use during a pontifical Mass. 1
  • noun fanon a collar-shaped vestment worn by the pope when celebrating mass 0
  • noun fanon (formerly) various pieces of embroidered fabric used in the liturgy 0
  • noun fanon a capelike vestment worn by the pope when celebrating a High Mass 0
  • noun fanon 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. 0

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Origin of fanon

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fano(u)n < Anglo-French; Old French fanum < Old Low Franconian *fano piece of fabric; compare Old High German, Old Saxon fano in same sense (German Fahne flag), early Medieval Latin fano maniple; see vane, gonfalon

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fanon popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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