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Fancy

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Lovei.e. the passion of the fantasy or imagination. A fancyman is a man (not your husband) whom you fancy or select for chaperon.

Tell me where is fancy bred,

Or in the heart or in the head.”


The fancy. Pugilists. So called because boxing is the chief of sports, and fancy means sports, pets, or fancies. Hence “dog-fanciers,” “pigeon-fanciers,” etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Falutin (High)
Familiar
Familiar Spirits
Familiarity
Familists
Family
Fan
Fan-light (A)
Fanatic
Fancy
Fancy-free
Fancy Man (A)
Fancy-sick
Fanesii
Fanfaron
Fanfaronade
Fang
Fangs
Fangled
Fanny Fern