- fanconi's anemia,
- fanconi's syndrome
Origin of fancier
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 fancier
As I worked at fancier restaurants, we served various Pilsners, Amber Ales, India Pale Ales, and a multitude of microbrews.
They fought over it and cried over it, and they eventually decided to go for the fancier affair.
While there may be fancier options, I liked the comfort of knowing these guys are doing this all day, every day.
The fancier tries to breed a bird that comes the nearest to this model.Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller
The truth of the matter is that the fancier fails to appreciate the spirit of pure science.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
He knew them as a trainer knows horses, or a fancier knows dogs.The Legacy of Greece|Various
For when has the character of the voice influenced a fancier in selecting?Birds in Town and Village|W. H. Hudson
Having been a fancier himself, Billy knew how the birds were housed.Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in Germany|Horace Porter
adjective -cier or -ciest
noun plural -cies
verb -cies, -cying or -cied (tr)
Word Origin for fancy
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;.