fancy man

  1. a woman's lover.

  2. a pimp.

Origin of fancy man

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby fancy man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fancy man in a sentence

  • Cards are also going all day long, and there is generally a Fancy-man—or blackleg—ready to oblige a friend.

  • Why, I fancy man will undo his own work, when he can find nothing better to busy himself in.

    The Red Rover | James Fenimore Cooper
  • 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 | Richard Ford
  • Do you know that I can hang you, my woman, and your fancy man a well?

  • If you dance with any of their women, you get her particular fancy-man on to you, don't you?

    An Outback Marriage | Andrew Barton Paterson

British Dictionary definitions for fancy man

fancy man

  1. a woman's lover

  2. a pimp

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