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.
i hate a “i don’t accept late work” professor. girl we in a panny, check your email
— jane redcorn° (@wordtoMae) November 9, 2020
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