Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “fancy”

fancy

adjective     /ˈfænsi/
EXPENSIVE Fancy things and places are expensive and fashionable : a fancy restaurant Expensive and luxuriousCosting too much
DECORATED with lots of decoration , or very complicated : fancy cakes ComplexityDifficult to understand
(Definition of fancy adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Expressions of surprise, but you might be interested in these topics from the Surprise and confusion topic area:

Definitions of “fancy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More