the fancy


the fancy
the fancy (old)
1. Sporting characters generally, esp boxers
2. Boxing
3. Enthusiasts for a particular sport or pastime
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Main Entry:fancy

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  • The fancy — Fancy Fan cy (f[a^]n s[y^]), n.; pl. {Fancies}. [Contr. fr. fantasy, OF. fantasie, fantaisie, F. fantaisie, L. phantasia, fr. Gr. ???????? appearance, imagination, the power of perception and presentation in the mind, fr. ???????? to make visible …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • as the fancy takes one — as (or when or where) the fancy takes one according to one s inclination I shall go where the fancy takes me …   Useful english dictionary

  • as the fancy takes you — as/whenever, etc. the fancy ˈtakes you idiom as/whenever, etc. you feel like doing sth • We bought a camper van so we could go away whenever the fancy took us. Main entry: ↑fancyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • whenever the fancy takes you — as/whenever, etc. the fancy ˈtakes you idiom as/whenever, etc. you feel like doing sth • We bought a camper van so we could go away whenever the fancy took us. Main entry: ↑fancyidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fancy dance — or pan Indian dancing is a style of dance some believe was originally created by members of the Lakota peoples around the turn of the 20th Century in an attempt to preserve their culture and religion at a time when practicing it was largely… …   Wikipedia

  • Fancy — Fan cy, a. 1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes. [1913 Webster] 2. Extravagant; above real value. [1913 Webster] This anxiety never degenerated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fancy ball — Fancy Fan cy, a. 1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes. [1913 Webster] 2. Extravagant; above real value. [1913 Webster] This anxiety never… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fancy fair — Fancy Fan cy, a. 1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes. [1913 Webster] 2. Extravagant; above real value. [1913 Webster] This anxiety never… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fancy goods — Fancy Fan cy, a. 1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes. [1913 Webster] 2. Extravagant; above real value. [1913 Webster] This anxiety never… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fancy line — Fancy Fan cy, a. 1. Adapted to please the fancy or taste, especially when of high quality or unusually appealing; ornamental; as, fancy goods; fancy clothes. [1913 Webster] 2. Extravagant; above real value. [1913 Webster] This anxiety never… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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