(from "Fanny" and "Balls") used to describe a weak feminine male who prefers to talk, rumour monger, about a personal problem rather than deal direct. A "fannybaws
" of a man is also depicted as a "sweetie wife
" (a natterbox, bletherite of a rumour monger) who will chat in an effeminate manner like an aul' Grannie Mutchie instead of sorting out the problem like a man. A Fannybaws of a man will natter, blether
, rumour monger about another person generally to women or anyone who will listen. Example of usage talking about a male sitting with a group of women chatting would be... "Wid ya look at Fannybaws natterin away like an aul' bletherin granny mutchie talkin pesh
fae Scotland". Or addressing a male who can't work or won't work... "Hey fannybaws get yersel a proper job like a real man". Or addressing a male fibbing to a Granny Mutchie about his unpaid rent..."Fannybaws shut yer hole and gonnae no
sweetie wife to granny mutchie an pay yer bill like a man".