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Lord Fanny

A nickname given to Lord Hervey for his effeminate and foppish manners. He painted his face, and was as pretty in his ways as a boarding-school miss. (In the reign of George II.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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