fancy woman

[ fan-see woom-uhn ]
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nounInformal: Older Use.
  1. an immoral woman, especially a man's mistress.

  2. a prostitute.

Origin of fancy woman

First recorded in 1805–15
  • Also called fan·cy la·dy [fan-see ley-dee] /ˈfæn si ˌleɪ di/ .

Words Nearby fancy woman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fancy woman in a sentence

  • Queenie Sears was not the sort any man in his sane senses would marry, she being what used to be called a fancy woman.

    Ladies and Gentlemen  | Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • A very good missionary, no doubt; but I don't fancy woman-preachers.

    Solomon | Constance Fenimore Woolson

British Dictionary definitions for fancy woman

fancy woman

  1. slang a mistress or prostitute

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