Meaning of “fancy” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /ˈfænsi/

B1 to want to have or do something:

Do you fancy a drink?
[ + doing sth ] We fancy going to the Caribbean for our holiday.
PERSON UK informal

to feel sexually attracted to someone:

I fancied him the first time I saw him.
fancy (that)! UK informal

used to show that you are surprised or shocked by something:

[ + doing sth ] Fancy seeing you here!
He's going out with Marie? Well fancy that!
THINK old-fashioned

to think that something is true:

[ + (that) ] I fancy that he was smiling, but I can't be sure.

(Definition of “fancy verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)