nancy

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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

Noun[edit]

nancy (plural nancies)

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

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