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Origin of fancied
noun, plural fan·cies.
adjective, fan·ci·er, fan·ci·est.
verb (used with object), fan·cied, fan·cy·ing.
Origin of fancy
Examples from the Web for fancied
I joined this drama club when I was 16 because I fancied this girl who went to it.
A part of him had always wanted to be an actor—"Charlton Hepburn," he fancied himself—and now he had gotten his wish.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He fancied himself a Marxist, lived in rooming houses under aliases and was a furtive, nasty man.
I fancied him and we clicked, but neither of us made great efforts to see each other again.Sugar Daddy Dating Sites: Helen Croydon on Her Guilty Fantasy|Helen Croydon|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With access to the social network, he found a 17-year-old girl he fancied, drew pictures of her, and sent them to her mother.
Captain Crowe had fancied that Mrs. Lunn had shown him special favor that afternoon, and ventured to think himself secure.The Life of Nancy|Sarah Orne Jewett
He fancied that she was writhing on her seat, that she was tearing her handkerchief with her hands.The Castle Inn|Stanley John Weyman
It was a wonderful talisman, secreted—I fancied in the dream—by the goddess of the Social Revolution.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
If Sheila had fancied it to be her duty, she would have come here at any cost.
Geoff could almost have fancied there was a cockney twang about it.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot|Mrs. Molesworth
adjective -cier or -ciest
noun plural -cies
verb -cies, -cying or -cied (tr)
Word Origin for fancy
"imaginary," 1560s, past participle adjective from fancy (v.).
mid-15c., contraction of fantasy, it took the older and longer word's sense of "inclination, whim, desire." Meaning "fans of an amusement or sport, collectively" is attested by 1735, especially (though not originally) of the prize ring. The adjective is recorded from mid-18c.
"take a liking to," 1540s, a contraction of fantasien "to fantasize (about)," from fantasy (n.). Meaning "to imagine" is from 1550s. Related: Fancied; fancies; fancying. Colloquial use in fancy that, etc. is recorded by 1813.
see flight of fancy; footloose and fancy-free; take a fancy to; tickle one's fancy;.