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 fanciestdecorative, gaudy, lavish, sumptuous, elegant, complicated, ornate, deluxe, special, frilly, imagination, inclination, fantasy, visualize, crave, elaborate, custom, chichi, rich, baroque
Examples from the Web for fanciest
Contemporary Examples of fanciest
From stocking stuffers to the world's fanciest food processor, gifts for cooks of every age and experience level.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
One of Kate's gynecologists delivers exclusively at London's fanciest maternity hospital, The Portland.Too Posh to Push: Inside Kate's Exclusive London Maternity Hospital
December 7, 2012
With respect to restaurants, I tend not to like the fanciest places.Overrated/Underrated: Food, Glorious and Otherwise
June 1, 2012
The rest shows up only in the fanciest of fancy sushi restaurants.Radioactive Tuna Won’t Kill You—but Should We Be Concerned About Mercury?
May 30, 2012
At that rate, even the fanciest steak dinner would still be a bargain by comparison.Forget the Starbucks Backlash—We Should Be Eating More Bugs
April 24, 2012
Historical Examples of fanciest
And now the cricket is the fastest and fanciest hopper there is.FreeChildrenStories.com Collection
And, believe me, they was the fanciest poultry specimens I'd ever seen!Torchy, Private Sec.
I'll show you some of the fanciest shooting you'll ever see in your life!On the Trail of the Space Pirates
That's our fanciest place where the food starts at ten dollars.Probability
It was the fanciest and most expensive screwdriver you ever saw.The Trouble with Telstar
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;.