- Present participle of fancy.
Variant of fancy
- imagination, now esp. light, playful, or whimsical imagination
- illusion or delusion
- a mental image
- an arbitrary idea; notion; caprice; whim
- an inclination, liking, or fondness, often transient: to take a fancy to someone
- Rare critical taste or judgment in art, dress, etc.
Origin of fancyMiddle English fantsy, contr. ; from fantasie: see fantasy
- based on fancy; capricious; whimsical; fanciful
- higher than real value; extravagant: a fancy price
- made or added to please the fancy; ornamental; decorated; not plain; elaborate: a fancy necktie
- of superior skill; intricate and difficult: fancy diving
- of superior quality, and therefore more expensive: canned goods graded fancy
- bred for some special feature or excellence of type: said of animals
can you imagine (that)!
Obsolete the enthusiasts of some sport or hobby, esp. boxing