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Nancy

[ nan-see; French nahn-see ]
/ ˈnæn si; French nɑ̃ˈsi /
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noun
a city in and the capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle, in NE France: battles 1477, 1914, 1944.
Also Nancee, Nancie. a female given name, form of Ann or Anna.
(sometimes lowercase)Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. nance.
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British Dictionary definitions for Nancy (1 of 2)

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 2)

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)
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