[ nan-see; French nahn-see ]


  1. a city in and the capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle, in NE France: battles 1477, 1914, 1944.
  2. Also Nancee, Nancie. a female given name, form of Ann or Anna.
  3. (sometimes lowercase) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. nance.



/ ˈnænsɪ /


  1. Also callednancy boy
    1. an effeminate or homosexual boy or man
    2. ( as modifier )

      his nancy ways



/ ˈnænsɪ; ˈnɑ̃si /


  1. a city in NE France: became the capital of the dukes of Lorraine in the 12th century, becoming French in 1766; administrative and financial centre. Pop: 103 605 (1999)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Nancy1

C20: from the girl's name Nancy

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Example Sentences

For context, he was engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Nancy, who also went to Harvard undergrad and was a successful lawyer.

I don’t think Nancy relished mounting Dingell on her wall — she certainly didn’t brag about it — but that’s not the point.

More than three decades after those events, Neel painted “Nancy and Olivia,” a flat-out masterpiece.

New manager Nancy is on a one-year contract with CF Montréal, but there are team options beyond the year.

Nancy is also more of the face and voice of the brand because she’s a nurse and has been working on people’s skin for decades.

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With a government shutdown looming, Nancy Pelosi and Michele Bachmann are on the same side.

Singers Nancy Wilson and Billy Eckstine attended, and actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered a well-received speech.

The septuagenarian duo of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will be able to keep their chauffer-driven, taxpayer-funded limos.

The Emancipation Proclamation, as Nancy Pelosi reminds us, was an executive action.

Nancy heard the shot, then another, and came to the window to witness the third and final bullet be fired into her husband.

We stood there chatting about one thing and another, when I noticed that Nancy was not talking much and seemed rather pale.

Nancy was little the worse for the awful accident, bruised, of course, but poor Masters was unconscious.

Nancy Watling deigned no reply to his farewell salutation, but walked indignantly across her moon-lighted lawn.

Nancy, appearing much gratified thereby, saluted him cordially.

He had come up from Nancy that morning, and had since occupied the time in strolling about seeing the sights of the little place.





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