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noun (fanc, ies)
  1. The imagination; an imagined image.
The film rose from Stephen's .
  1. A whim.
I had a to learn to play the flute.
  1. love, Love or amorous attachment.
He took a to her.
  1. Any sport or hobby pursued by a group.
Trainspotting is the of a special lot.
  1. The enthusiasts of such a pursuit.
He fell out of favor with the boxing after the incident.
verb (fanc, i, ed)
  1. (transitive) (old-fashioned) To imagine
I you'll want something to drink after your long journey
Fancy that! I saw Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy kissing in the garden.
  1. (transitive) (British; colloquial) To be sexually attracted to.
I you in that hat.
  1. would like to
I a burger tonight for dinner
Do you going to town this weekend?
adjective (fanci, er)
  1. decorative, Decorative.
This is a shawl.
  1. Of a superior grade.
This box contains bottles of the grade of jelly.
  1. execute, Executed with skill.
He initiated the game winning play with a , deked saucer pass to the winger.
  1. (colloquial) Unnecessarily complicated.
I'm not keen on him and his ideas.
Etymology: Fancy arises in late Middle English as a contraction of fantasy.From Old French and Early French fantasie, itself from the Late Latin fantasia, which originated from the Greek Phantazein (phan. to render visible).Related words include diaphanous (transparent), epiphany (manifestation).The noun Fancy can usually still be replaced with the older word fantasy without any change of meaning.


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