English Online Dictionary. What means nancy? What does nancy mean?
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.
- IPA(key): /ˈnænsi/
- Rhymes: -ænsi
- Hyphenation: nan‧cy
nancy (plural nancies)
- (Britain, US, derogatory, slang, offensive) An effeminate man, especially a homosexual.
- (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
- nancy up
- nancyboy, nance
- Canny, canny