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- If something is fancy, it nicer than usual, often with decorations and bright colours.
- That's a very fancy dress you're wearing.
- We tried to make things look fancy for the party.
- A fancy restaurant, party, etc. is fashionable and expensive.
- She's going to a fancy party and the rest of us aren't welcome.
- Fancy movements are difficult but done with a lot of skill.
- He got around the other players with some very fancy footwork.
- Fancy apples, tuna, etc. are the best kind of that food.
- Cherries from Canada can be marked either "CANADA FANCY", "CANADA CHOICE" or "CANADA STANDARD"
- (transitive) If you fancy something, you like or want it.
- No thanks. I don't really fancy coffee.
- I thought you might fancy a drink.
- (transitive) If you fancy someone, you like them in a sexual way.
- She's very nice, but I don't really fancy her, if you get my meaning.
- (transitive) If you fancy yourself something, you think you are that (but maybe other people don't agree).
- He fancies himself a great football player.
- (transitive) If you fancy something up, you make it more fancy.
- You say "Fancy that!" or fancy something, to show that you're surprised about it or think it unlikely.
- Fancy her getting the job!
- (countable) A fancy is a like or a wish.
- (countable) A fancy is an idea or a dream.
- (uncountable) Fancy is imagination.