fancy-free

[ fan-see-free ]
/ ˈfæn siˈfri /

adjective

free from any emotional tie or influence, especially that of love.

Origin of fancy-free

First recorded in 1580–90; fancy + -free
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British Dictionary definitions for fancy-free

fancy-free


adjective

having no commitments; carefree
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Word Origin and History for fancy-free

fancy-free


adj.

"free from the trammels of love," 1580s, from fancy (n.) + free (adj.).

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