Definition for nancy (2 of 2)
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With a government shutdown looming, Nancy Pelosi and Michele Bachmann are on the same side.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Singers Nancy Wilson and Billy Eckstine attended, and actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered a well-received speech.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The septuagenarian duo of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will be able to keep their chauffer-driven, taxpayer-funded limos.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again|Lloyd Green|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
How often poor Nancy Nelson heard those words, and how they cut her to the heart.A Little Miss Nobody|Amy Bell Marlowe
Nancy glanced through the open barn door toward the house, and came a step nearer to the old man.
"Yes, ma'am," sighed Nancy, picking up the half-dried pitcher—now so cold it must be rinsed again.
What an ordeal this was getting to be, and how lucky was Nancy, comfortably seated before the fire!Tutors' Lane|Wilmarth Lewis
Nancy was weaving at the window—Mary had taught her, and she gave the impression, sitting there, of having looms in her blood.The Shield of Silence|Harriet T. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for nancy (1 of 3)
noun plural -cies
- an effeminate or homosexual boy or man
- (as modifier)his nancy ways
Word Origin for nancy
British Dictionary definitions for nancy (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for nancy (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for nancy
fem. proper name, probably a pet form of Ancy, diminutive of Middle English Annis "Agnes" (see Agnes). As an adjective meaning "effeminate" (with reference to men) it is from 1904. Among the top 10 popular names for girls born in U.S. between 1935 and 1955.