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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-see-er]
    • /ˈfæn si ər/
    • /ˈfæn.si.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-see-er]
    • /ˈfæn si ər/

Definitions of fancier word

  • noun fancier a person having a liking for or interest in something; enthusiast: a fancier of sports cars. 1
  • noun fancier a person who breeds animals, plants, etc., especially in order to improve the strain: a horse fancier. 1
  • noun plural fancier imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner. 1
  • noun plural fancier the artistic ability of creating unreal or whimsical imagery, decorative detail, etc., as in poetry or drawing. 1
  • noun plural fancier a mental image or conception: He had happy fancies of being a famous actor. 1
  • noun plural fancier an idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion: Her belief that she can sing is a mere fancy. 1

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Origin of fancier

First appearance:

before 1755
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1755-65; fancy + -er1

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Parts of speech for Fancier


fancier popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fancier usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fancier

noun fancier

  • aficionado — If someone is an aficionado of something, they like it and know a lot about it.
  • devotee — Someone who is a devotee of a subject or activity is very enthusiastic about it.
  • fan — an enthusiastic devotee, follower, or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc.: a baseball fan; a great fan of Charlie Chaplin.
  • loverSamuel, 1797–1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter.
  • bug — A bug is an insect or similar small creature.

Antonyms for fancier

noun fancier

  • detractor — The detractors of a person or thing are people who criticize that person or thing.
  • enemy — A person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.

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