Nancy

[ nan-see; French nahn-see ]
/ ˈnæn si; French nɑ̃ˈsi /

noun

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

Definition for nancy (2 of 2)

Meurthe-et-Moselle
[ mœr-tey-maw-zel ]
/ mœr teɪ mɔˈzɛl /

noun

a department in NE France. 2038 sq. mi. (5280 sq. km). Capital: Nancy.
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British Dictionary definitions for nancy (1 of 3)

nancy
/ (ˈnænsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

  1. an effeminate or homosexual boy or man
  2. (as modifier)his nancy ways
Also called: nancy boy

Word Origin for nancy

C20: from the girl's name Nancy

British Dictionary definitions for nancy (2 of 3)

Nancy
/ (ˈnænsɪ, French ˈnɑ̃si) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for nancy (3 of 3)

Meurthe-et-Moselle
/ (French mœrtemozɛl) /

noun

a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Nancy. Pop: 718 250 (2003 est). Area: 5280 sq km (2059 sq miles)
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