noun, plural fan·cies.
adjective, fan·ci·er, fan·ci·est.
verb (used with object), fan·cied, fan·cy·ing.
Origin of fancy
SYNONYMS FOR fancy
Related formsfan·ci·ness, nounun·fan·cy, adjective
Examples from the Web for fancying
Ten novels on, he can afford to poke fun at the young man he was, fancying himself as a writer.
From fancying herself neglected by her husband she became jealous of him—a most absurd and insane idea.The Young People's Wesley|W. McDonald
The majority vouchsafed no reply; others, fancying it was pomatum for ringworm of the scalp, refused testily.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
It is only now, now, for the first time, that I have been fancying myself going down to posterity in the company of the immortals.The Gorgeous Isle|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for fancying
adjective -cier or -ciest
noun plural -cies
verb -cies, -cying or -cied (tr)
Derived Formsfancily, adverbfanciness, noun
Word Origin for fancy
Idioms and Phrases with fancying
see flight of fancy; footloose and fancy-free; take a fancy to; tickle one's fancy;.