1. (US) to converse, to chat, usu. about sport.
|Down the Line 36: In a minute the three of them were fanning each other with fairy tales about the goods they sold.|
|Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm 262: That he did not join in the usual ‘fanning bee’ [ ...] Ball players, like all other performers, talk shop at every opportunity.‘McCluskey’s Prodigal’ in|
|Keys to Crookdom 419: Squeal. To talk, tell, inform [...] fanning.|
|Serenade (1985) 150: We were fanning along.|
|Vice Trap 40: I’d come over to fan with Sand-o a little.|
2. (UK und.) to concoct a ‘tale’ in pursuit of a confidence trick.
|Thieves Slang ms list from District Police Training Centre, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwicks 4: Fanning: Telling the tale (false story).|