fancy man


a woman's lover.
a pimp.

Origin of fancy man

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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|Anthony Trollope
  • The real thing is to sit near one of the openings, which enables the fancy-man to exhibit his embroidered gaiters and neat leg.

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

British Dictionary definitions for fancy man

fancy man

noun slang

a woman's lover
a pimp
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