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
Synonyms for fancy
Related Words for fanciedvisualize, crave, phantom, picture, conceive, believe, conjecture, envision, reckon, suppose, image, feature, realize, fantasize, envisage, infer, spark, guess, think, vision
Examples from the Web for fancied
Contemporary Examples of fancied
I joined this drama club when I was 16 because I fancied this girl who went to it.Robert Pattinson’s Life After ‘Twilight’
June 13, 2014
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
He fancied himself a Marxist, lived in rooming houses under aliases and was a furtive, nasty man.Read This Book to Understand Lee Harvey Oswald
August 2, 2013
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
May 11, 2013
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.Smartphones Are the New Prison Contraband
October 16, 2011
Historical Examples of fancied
Percival fancied there was a look almost of regret in the girl's eyes.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I fancied her ladyship in spectacles, with little side curls.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
I fancied it in the fields, in the gardens, in the palace, in the prison.
Hester did not like the remark, and he fancied from her look she had misunderstood him.Weighed and Wanting
The furniture screened the two watchers, and he fancied himself alone.Life in London
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.
see flight of fancy; footloose and fancy-free; take a fancy to; tickle one's fancy;.