- a woman's lover.
- a pimp.
Origin of fancy man
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for fancy man
When he had done, 'Sir George was the girl's fancy-man, then?'The Castle Inn
Stanley John Weyman
And I don't see as parsons are better than other folk when they has to do with a lady as likes her fancy-man.He Knew He Was Right
Cards are also going all day long, and there is generally a Fancy-man—or blackleg—ready to oblige a friend.Lands of the Slave and the Free
Henry A. Murray
The real thing is to sit near one of the openings, which enables the fancy-man to exhibit his embroidered gaiters and neat leg.Gatherings From Spain
- a woman's lover
- a pimp
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