nancy

nancy

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English

Etymology

From Nancy, pet form of the female given names Agnes and Anne, under influence from earlier nan (serving girl, maid; male homosexual), itself from Nan, another pet form of the same names. Compare Mary.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnænsi/
  • Rhymes: -ænsi
  • Hyphenation: nan‧cy

Noun

nancy (plural nancies)

  1. (Britain, US, derogatory, slang, offensive) An effeminate man, especially a homosexual.

Synonyms

  • (an effeminate man): mama's boy, pansy, sissy; see also Thesaurus:effeminate man
  • (a homosexual): friend of Dorothy, omi-palone; see also Thesaurus:male homosexual

Derived terms

  • nancy up
  • nancyboy, nance

Translations

Anagrams

  • Canny, canny

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