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 fancydecorative, gaudy, lavish, sumptuous, elegant, complicated, ornate, deluxe, special, frilly, imagination, inclination, fantasy, visualize, crave, elaborate, custom, chichi, rich, baroque
Examples from the Web for fancy
Contemporary Examples of fancy
They're also proof that no matter how fancy you are, you can't escape the urge to watch two girls make out.High-End Pervs Film Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Sucking Face
December 11, 2014
To get the product from manufacturer to arm, the product is lyophilized (a fancy word for freeze dried).Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World
December 2, 2014
This fancy spice pack pairs with four different spirits—vodka, tequila, aquavit, and gin—to ensure the perfect morning pick-me-up.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life
November 29, 2014
I fancy Holmes would have destroyed those theories with nothing more than his intuition.Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper
November 16, 2014
Yet her work is all heart, her flights of fancy rich with nostalgia without being mawkish.The Singular Artist of New Yorkistan
November 14, 2014
Historical Examples of fancy
I fancy, now, there's not a good waiter this side of New York.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
If he had engaged himself to a handsome schoolmistress, it was his fancy, and he could afford it.
She shook her head and the fancy cleared away, and then others came.
"But you forget where we are," answered the Man of Fancy, who overheard the remark.A Select Party (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
But, I fancy, it is many, many years ago since he was bashful.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
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;.