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adjective fancy pronunciation in American English /ˈfænsi/
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adjectivefancy
comparativefancier
superlativefanciest
  1. 1
    not plain or simple but with a lot of decorations or extra parts

    I wanted just a plain handbag, nothing fancy.

    The camera comes with a fancy leather case.

  2. 3
    intended to seem impressive, important, or clever

    The candidate’s fancy words lost more votes than they gained.

  3. 4
    expensive, popular, and fashionable

    We stayed at some fancy hotel in the center of London.

    children who are sent to fancy private schools

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