The Brief: Panny is shorthand for "pandemic."
The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired a slew of slang terms including Miss Rona, Corn Teen, quarantini, coronacoaster, and panny. Short for “pandemic,” panny is a cute and slightly silly way to talk about the virus.
As with many new words that become popular, “panny” has origins in use by Black people and on Black Twitter.
Lmaoo I know y’all not shaming people for mailing ballots in during a panny pic.twitter.com/mXDfc6A1RD
— kei (@bblackgoldd) November 4, 2020
THEY GONNA EVICT TRUMP DURING A PANNY!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/GCfsMlGmO5
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) November 6, 2020
2020 brought us: "Rona", "Panny", "Stimmy". I love you black america 😂
— Slevin Kelevra (@DrunkUncTony) November 5, 2020