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
Synonyms for fancy
Examples from the Web for fancier
Contemporary Examples of fancier
As I worked at fancier restaurants, we served various Pilsners, Amber Ales, India Pale Ales, and a multitude of microbrews.Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You
April 5, 2014
They fought over it and cried over it, and they eventually decided to go for the fancier affair.Eat, Pray, Dumped
August 19, 2010
While there may be fancier options, I liked the comfort of knowing these guys are doing this all day, every day.Gal With a Suitcase
November 13, 2009
Historical Examples of fancier
He knew them as a trainer knows horses, or a fancier knows dogs.The Legacy of Greece
Why, she changed her name to one fancier that you might have heard talk of?The Thing from the Lake
Eleanor M. Ingram
Having been a fancier himself, Billy knew how the birds were housed.Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in Germany
For when has the character of the voice influenced a fancier in selecting?Birds in Town and Village
W. H. Hudson
No fancier than your own, commented Fudge, still a trifle disgruntled.The Lucky Seventh
Ralph Henry Barbour
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.
see flight of fancy; footloose and fancy-free; take a fancy to; tickle one's fancy;.