nance

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See also: Nance and náncè

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the name Nancy, or nancyboy.

Noun[edit]

nance (plural nances)

  1. (slang) A male homosexual.
    • 1992, Leigh W. Rutledge, The gay decades: from Stonewall to the present
      "Fairies, nances, swishes, fags, lezzes — call 'em what you please — should of course be permitted to earn honest livings []
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Verb[edit]

nance (third-person singular simple present nances, present participle nancing, simple past and past participle nanced)

  1. (uncommon, slang) To move in a prissy or stereotypically gay way.
    nancing around in tight pants

Further reading[edit]

  • nance at OneLook Dictionary Search

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish nance

Noun[edit]

nance (plural nances)

  1. A large shrub or small tree of subtropical and tropical areas of the Americas, Byrsonima crassifolia, bearing a small, sweet, yellow fruit.

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nance m (plural nances)

  1. A fruit tree of the species Byrsonima crassifolia in the acerola family.
  2. The fruit of this tree.
  3. A kind of coffee grown in Costa Rica.