What is fancy?

  • (adj): Not plain; decorative or ornamented.
    Example: "Fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on fancy:

American Fancy
... American Fancy was a decorative style popular in the United States between 1790-1840 ... Author Sumpter Priddy writes, American Fancy is a "cultural phenomenon born out of new and enlightened ways of seeing, understanding, and responding to the surrounding ... Fancy expressed itself in just about everything that pleased the senses generally colorful and boldly patterned, it elicited delight, awe, surprise, whim, and caprice." In the late 18th century, "fancy" was a ...
Adelphia (fancies)
... They are the first new Fancy added to the Parade since Hog Island in 1942 ... in Wilmington, Delaware, they are the first Fancy formed out of state ...
Bird Talk - Overview
... The publisher offered Bird Talk magazine to Fancy Publications, a small publishing company, which also published Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy and Horse Fancy ... Under Fancy Publications, Bird Talk was redesigned and published, in April 1984, with a new focus to provide bird care information to pet bird owners ...
Fancy, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
... Fancy is the northernmost settlement in both the island of Saint Vincent and in the nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ... The town of Owia lies to the southeast of Fancy ...
Arthur Fancy - Relationship With 15th Precinct Commanders
... When a Borough Commander named Haverill (played by James Handy) planned to have Fancy removed from the 15th for fabricated reasons, Andy Sipowicz blackmailed the Commander over an ... Haverill would later start an IAB witch hunt on Detective John Kelly, one of Fancy's best detectives ... a Dispatcher position, much to the regret of Fancy ...

More definitions of "fancy":

  • (noun): Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination.
  • (verb): Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for.
    Synonyms: go for, take to

Famous quotes containing the word fancy:

    After I went to bed I had a curious fancy as to dreams. In sleep the doors of the mind are shut, and thoughts come jumping in at the windows. They tumble headlong, and therefore are so disorderly and strange. Sometimes they are stout and light on their feet, and then they are rational dreams.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    In fact, the whole of Japan is a pure invention. There is no such country, there are no such people.... The Japanese people are ... simply a mode of style, an exquisite fancy of art.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    A symbol is indeed the only possible expression of some invisible essence, a transparent lamp about a spiritual flame; while allegory is one of many possible representations of an embodied thing, or familiar principle, and belongs to fancy and not to imagination: the one is a revelation, the other an amusement.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)