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[ fan-see-er ]


  1. a person having a liking for or interest in something; enthusiast:

    a fancier of sports cars.

  2. a person who breeds animals, plants, etc., especially in order to improve the strain:

    a horse fancier.


/ ˈfænsɪə /


  1. a person with a special interest in something
  2. a person who breeds plants or animals, often as a pastime

    a bird fancier

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fancier1

First recorded in 1755–65; fancy + -er 1

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Example Sentences

A fancier sword with a carved bronze hilt was probably placed next to the body later.

A fancier sword with a carved bronze hilt was probably placed next to the body later, perhaps to show continuing respect for the Suontaka individual, the investigators suggest.

Makers of consumer devices such as a Wi-Fi-enabled sous vide machine are unlikely to spend the money to develop specialized chips on their own for the sake of adding even fancier features, Kanter says.

Essentially, he found a fancier way of sorting his stacks of cards.

There’s no fancier tool to add to your cocktail kit than an icepick for breaking up ice blocksAny serious bartender knows that the quality of ice used in a cocktail directly affects the overall quality and taste of the drink itself.

The original design was a lot fancier than what we have today.

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.

Eataly is sort of like Whole Foods, except with even fancier semi-circular lunching counters.

But for something a little fancier, a Pavlova is the best choice.

The fact that Henry had been the first to make headway with the dog fancier, had not escaped him.

I would as soon go to a bird-fancier's as to a boarding-school for young ladies: indeed, I am not well enough to go any where.

At the present moment a well-known lady fancier is striving to obtain a Dalmatian mouse.

Although more or less of regulation size, shape and ornamentation are left to the individual taste of the fancier.

But, dear, I may come to see it through your eyes and in the light of this altruistic dog fancier.


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