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Fanon \Fan"on\, n. [F. fanon, LL. fano, fr. OHG. fano banner cloth, G. fahne banner. See Vane, and cf. Fanion, Gonfalon.] (Eccl.) A term applied to various articles, as:

  1. A peculiar striped scarf worn by the pope at mass, and by eastern bishops.

  2. A maniple. [Written also fannel, phanon, etc.]


Etymology 1 n. 1 A vestment reserved only for the Pope for use during a pontifical Mass. 2 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. 3 A maniple. Etymology 2

n. (context informal fandom English) Elements introduced by fans which are not in the official canon of a fictional world but are widely believed to be or treated as if canonical.


Fanon may refer to:

  • Frantz Fanon, French-Algerian political philosopher
  • Papal fanon, an ecclesiastical garment
  • Fanon (fiction), fan-based fictional canon
  • A division of the French Indian rupee

Usage examples of "fanon".

The work of numerous authors, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Franz Fanon, who have recognized that colonial representations and colonial sovereignty are dialectical in form has proven useful in several respects.

The only path to health that Doctor Fanon can recommend is a reciprocal counterviolence.

The bookshelves of his landlady sternly turned the backs, spines rather, of their contents towards him: not our business, we are concerned with the real issues of life, meaning women downtrodden by men, the economic oppression of the blacks, counter-culture, coming revolt, Reich, Fanon, third world.

Frantz Fanon argued that racist superstructures are permanently embedded in the psychology, economy, and culture of our society.

Franz Fanon, who theorized that the Third World could only throw off the Western yoke by violence.

I was poor, if I was dispossessed, if I was, you know, like Fanon says, one of the wretched of the earth, how would I react?

He quoted Fanon, Farrakhan, Salid, Wright, Cleaver, King, Garvey, he talked about the Rastas and the Muslims and the BLA and the American Mau Mau, he talked about Toussaint L'Ouverture and Chaka Zulu and Bobby Seale and Nat Turner.