Slang. fancy or snobbish; foppish; dandified.
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Origin of fancy-pants
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for fancy-pants
The Plaza Hotel cooked a fancy-pants latke with red wine braised oxtail, horseradish sunchoke cream, and crispy kale.
I assumed there was a fancy-pants magazine photo shoot in progress and peeked to see who was posing.