hand lotion, credit cards, make up, tampons, sunglasses, band-aids, keys, moist towelettes, a watch, mini-binoculars, polaroid instant film, hard candy, a compact, and, maybe, a rattle for your baby.
The items would be stored in a pouch that attached to the hips by long interlocking straps, or, in the most horrid circumstance, Velcro.
Sandy: "The strap on my fanny pack broke and all my heroin fell out in front of Pastor Thomas."
-called 'fannypack' because the bulk of the pouch rested on the (hindquarters) fanny (see american usage... or british if you prefer).
-typically seen resting on the front/back of tourists, however there has been a spotted trend amongst the hipster type where the fannypack is worn off to the side (a slight diversion from it's usual appearance)
2. a neo-slang term referring to an excess of stored of fat in the posterior region
2. "Damn that dude/chick has one hell of a fannypack"