What is the pronunciation of fancy?
English definition of “fancy”
B1 [T] mainly UK to want to have or do something: Do you fancy a drink this evening? [+ -ing verb] I didn't fancy swimming in that water.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness B2 [T] mainly UK informal to be sexually attracted to someone: He could tell she fancied him.Sexual attractionAttractive fancy yourself mainly UK disapproving › to think you are very attractive or important: That Dave really fancies himself, doesn't he?Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
› informal expensive: We stayed in a fancy hotel near the Champs-Élysées. a fancy restaurantExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much
(THING/PERSON YOU LIKE)
passing fancy › something that you like very much for a short period: But for me, parachuting was no passing fancy.Passionate or passing interests take a fancy to sth/sb › to start liking something or someone very much: Laura's taken a fancy to Japanese food.Liking take/tickle your fancy informal › If something takes/tickles your fancy, you like it and want to have or do it: I looked in a lot of clothes shops but nothing really tickled my fancy.Liking
› [U] literary the imagination
Imagining and conceivingIdeas, concepts and theories