noun, plural fan·cies.
adjective, fan·ci·er, fan·ci·est.
verb (used with object), fan·cied, fan·cy·ing.
Words nearby fancy
Origin of fancy
SYNONYMS FOR fancy
OTHER WORDS FROM fancyfan·ci·ness, nounun·fan·cy, adjective
Examples from the Web for fancies
Gulnara attended Harvard; she fancies herself an artist of many talents.Gulnara Karimova’s Tweets Hint at Uzbek Power Struggle|Anonymous|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mountain resort town of Dalat fancies itself “The Paris of Vietnam,” complete with a replica Eiffel Tower in the center.
Eli fancies himself a bong-wielding Holden Caulfield in a bathrobe.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’|Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Be willing to act on whims, fancies and, yes, fantasies, too.
He fancies an American actor named Barrymore, but Barrymore, a prodigious drunk, soon storms back to Los Angeles.
Since then, they had been obliged to yield to her fancies and allow her to go on the stage with her little troupe of friends.The Bill-Toppers|Andre Castaigne
"Some smart actor who fancies himself, and dreams of having his own New York theatre," cried Severance, inspired.Vision House|C. N. Williamson
Already the air was full of all sorts of fads and fancies that appealed to the unthinking and the unwary.Studies in the Epistle of James|A. T. Robertson
During all the past weeks, Marylyn had carefully harboured her fancies about Lounsbury.The Plow-Woman|Eleanor Gates
I may take a dream to be truth, and hear my own fancies, if I think about them too long.Curious, if True|Elizabeth Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for fancies
adjective -cier or -ciest
noun plural -cies
verb -cies, -cying or -cied (tr)
Derived forms of fancyfancily, adverbfanciness, noun
Word Origin for fancy
Idioms and Phrases with fancies
see flight of fancy; footloose and fancy-free; take a fancy to; tickle one's fancy;.