Miss Nancy

noun Miss Nan·cy \-ˈnan(t)sē, -aan-, -ain-, -si\

Definition of Miss Nancy

plural

Miss Nancys

  1. :  an effeminate boy or man :  sissy “ain't he brave?” he says in a Miss Nancy voice, and the rest of them laughed — Helen Eustis often mocked as Miss Nancys by the more emancipated — Dixon Wecter

Miss–Nancyish

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of miss nancy

from the name Miss Nancy


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