5 letter words starting with FAN

The following list contains 4 five letter words in English

5 letter words starting with FAN in English

5 letter words starting with FANC

5 letter words starting with FANG

5 letter words starting with FANN

5 letter words starting with FANO

Common 5 letter words starting with FAN with meaning

Word: Fancy

Part of Speech: Verb, Noun, Adjective


  • Verb: To have a strong liking or desire for something; to imagine or visualize something in a fanciful way.
  • Noun: A feeling of liking or attraction towards someone or something; a notion or idea that is fanciful or unrealistic.
  • Adjective: Elaborate or decorative; not plain or ordinary.


  • US: /ˈfænsi/
  • UK: /ˈfansi/

Origin and Usage:

The word "fancy" originated from the Middle English word "fantasyen" which means "to imagine". It has been used in the English language since the 14th century. As a verb, it is commonly used to express a liking or desire for something, as in "I fancy a cup of coffee". As a noun, it can refer to a fanciful or unrealistic idea or notion. As an adjective, it is used to describe something that is elaborate or decorative.


  • Verb: Like, desire, want, prefer, crave
  • Noun: Preference, liking, attraction, inclination
  • Adjective: Ornate, decorative, elaborate, fancy-pants

Related Words:

  • Fence
  • Funds
  • Falls
  • Frost
  • Flair

Example Sentences:

  • She fancies herself as a talented singer.
  • He has a fancy for expensive cars.
  • The idea of living on a tropical island is just a fancy of hers.
  • The restaurant had a fancy menu with lots of exotic dishes.
Parts of Speech

Fangs is a noun.


Fangs are the long, pointed teeth that some animals, such as snakes and dogs, use for biting.

  • US: /fæŋz/
  • UK: /fæŋz/
Origin and Usage

The word fangs originated from Old Norse "fang" which means "grasp". It has been used in English since the 14th century to describe the sharp teeth of animals. Fangs are used by animals for biting and tearing flesh, and are often associated with predators such as snakes and dogs.


Some synonyms for fangs include teeth, tusks, and incisors.

Related Words
  • claws
  • hoofs
  • horns
  • paws
  • talcs
Example Sentences
  • The snakes fangs were long and sharp.
  • The dog bared its fangs and growled at the stranger.
  • The vampires fangs gleamed in the moonlight.
Parts of Speech:

Noun, adjective


1. (Noun) British: a persons buttocks or backside; American: a slang term for female genitalia. 2. (Adjective) British: foolish or silly.


US: /ˈfæni/; UK: /ˈfæni/

Origin and Usage:

The word "fanny" has a disputed origin, but it is believed to be a diminutive form of "fan," which was used in the 18th century to refer to a womans vulva. In British English, "fanny" is a slang term for buttocks, while in American English, it is a slang term for female genitalia. The word is considered vulgar in both British and American English, and its use is generally avoided in polite company.


1. (Noun) Buttocks, rear, behind, posterior. 2. (Adjective) Foolish, silly, ridiculous, absurd.

Related Words:

Bum, rear, derri, glute, tush.

Example Sentences:

1. She fell and landed right on her fanny. 2. He made a fanny of himself in front of everyone. 3. In America, "fanny pack" is a popular accessory for outdoor activities.

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  1. A genre of fan fiction that features characters from the original work in romantic relationships or sexually explicit situations.
  2. A type of cloth that is often used for lining or padding.
  • US: /ˈfænən/
  • UK: /ˈfanɒn/
Origin and Usage:

The word "fanon" originated from the combination of "fan" and "canon". The term was first used in the 1970s in the context of "Star Trek" fan fiction. In the context of fabric, "fanon" is derived from the French word "fane" which means "cloth".



Related Words:
  • canon
  • fanum
  • gonad
  • tonal
  • ancon
Example Sentences:
  1. "She enjoys reading fanon about her favorite TV show characters."
  2. "The jacket is lined with fanon to keep the wearer warm."