Miss Nancy

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

Definition of Miss Nancy

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from Miss Nancy

Miss-Nancyish \ ¦⸗¦⸗(t)sēish \ adjective

History and Etymology for Miss Nancy

from the name Miss Nancy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Miss Nancy

Statistics for Miss Nancy

Cite this Entry

“Miss Nancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miss%20Nancy. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

Comments on Miss Nancy

What made you want to look up Miss Nancy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!