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.)
(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?