fancy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfænsi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfænsi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fansē)


Inflections of 'fancy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
fancier
adj comparative
fanciest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'fancy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": fancies
Inflections of 'fancy' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
fancies
v 3rd person singular
fancying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
fancied
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
fancied
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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fancy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a fancy (new) [hotel, restaurant, car, necklace, suit]
  2. fancy [features, places, wedding, icing, decorations]
  3. is the fanciest [thing] I have ever seen
  4. is fancier than [most, many] (others)
  5. is (just) a fancy name for
  6. fancy [ideas, fees, prices]
  7. fancy [birds, goldfish, mice, breeds]
  8. [with, is] her fancy man
  9. UK: [in, wearing] fancy dress
  10. [OK, go on, come on] then, fancy pants!
n
  1. is tickling my fancy
  2. whatever tickles your fancy
  3. took a fancy to him
  4. the [coat, car] caught his fancy
  5. does anything [catch, take] your fancy?
  6. [said, did, suggested] it in a flight of fancy
  7. UK: fancies of being [rich, famous, the president]
  8. his [beliefs, claims, ambitions] are mere fancies
  9. UK: [French, fondant] fancies
additional examples
  1. is tickling my fancy
  2. a fancy (new) [hotel, restaurant, car, necklace, suit]
  3. whatever tickles your fancy
  4. fancy [features, places, wedding, icing, decorations]
  5. took a fancy to him
  6. is the fanciest [thing] I have ever seen
  7. the [coat, car] caught his fancy
  8. is fancier than [most, many] (others)
  9. does anything [catch, take] your fancy?
  10. is (just) a fancy name for
  11. [said, did, suggested] it in a flight of fancy
  12. fancy [ideas, fees, prices]
  13. UK: fancies of being [rich, famous, the president]
  14. fancy [birds, goldfish, mice, breeds]
  15. his [beliefs, claims, ambitions] are mere fancies
  16. [with, is] her fancy man
  17. UK: [French, fondant] fancies
  18. UK: [in, wearing] fancy dress
  19. UK: a fancy-dress [event, party, costume]
  20. [OK, go on, come on] then, fancy pants!
  21. a fancy-pants [dinner, restaurant]
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