Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fancy Words ~ For Wondrous Words Wednesday

Don't be fancy, just get dancy
Why so serious?
 ~ Raise Your Glass, Pink

We all know the meaning of fancy, a word that's an adjective, noun, and a verb.  I usually think of fancy as an adjective meaning decorative or ornate.  But do you know the meaning of these fancy words?

Fancy meeting you here!
(I am very surprised to see you here!)

(Someone or something that's trying to seem too attractive or too clever, in a fake sort of way.)

Footloose and fancy-free
(This is an idiom used to describe someone who's unattached, without many responsibilities, especially romantically.)

Fancy that! 
(That's hard to imagine! Wow!)

To take a fancy to, or to strike someone's fancy
(This means to like someone or something; or you could say that something tickles your fancy; what is a fancy?)

(As it sounds, this term is used to poke fun at something that's overly fancy.)

Now say the word fancy twenty times in a row, and it will lose all meaning.  Ah, but now I'm acting like a fancy-pants.  Fancy that!

Hosted each week by Kathy from BermudaOnion's Weblog, Wondrous Words Wednesday is a fun celebration of words.  What is your favorite fancy word?


  1. I'm going to try using fancy that to see what kind of reaction I get. Fun post today!

  2. Hmm. I use all of these variations regularly. Does that mean I'm a fancy-pants?

  3. It all sounds "Fancy-schmancy" to me. Reading that was Fancy Fun.

  4. I really like it when we examine words closely like this. Fancy is a neat word to highlight.

    I fancy this meme!

  5. Great post Suko. I love all of the meanings for Fancy!

  6. That is pretty fancy-dancy post, Suko. This may not be a real word but one used in my family growing up.

  7. I fancy all of the comments--thank you! :)

  8. Probably the last time I thought about Fancy-schmancy was when I was at school. For some reason or other it became our buzz-word for a while and we said it all the time.

  9. I like these fancy phrases...especially footloose and fancy-free...I think I might start using that Happy weekend :)


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