Meaning of “fancy-free” in the English Dictionary

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"fancy-free" in British English

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fancy-freeadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˌfæn.siˈfriː/ us /ˌfæn.siˈfriː/ also footloose and fancy-free

Examples from literature

  • Angus had kept fancy-free up to that time, being willing enough but thoroughly cautious. 
  • As he leaves the station he suddenly becomes aware of the fact that no one else has heard about his being fancy-free. 
  • I'll soon be the only fancy-free maiden of our old quartet, thought Anne, drowsily. 

(Definition of “fancy-free” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)