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

Definitions of fanciest word

  • noun plural fanciest imagination or fantasy, especially as exercised in a capricious manner. 1
  • noun plural fanciest the artistic ability of creating unreal or whimsical imagery, decorative detail, etc., as in poetry or drawing. 1
  • noun plural fanciest a mental image or conception: He had happy fancies of being a famous actor. 1
  • noun plural fanciest an idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion: Her belief that she can sing is a mere fancy. 1
  • noun plural fanciest a caprice; whim; vagary: It was his fancy to fly to Paris occasionally for dinner. 1
  • noun plural fanciest capricious preference; inclination; a liking: to take a fancy to walking barefoot in the streets. 1

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Origin of fanciest

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English fan(t)sy, syncopated variant of fantasie fantasy

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fanciest popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 74% 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.

fanciest usage trend in Literature

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