fancier

noun
fan·​ci·​er | \ ˈfan(t)-sē-ər How to pronounce fancier (audio) \

Definition of fancier

1 : one that has a special liking or interest
2 : a person who breeds or grows a particular animal or plant for points of excellence a pigeon fancier

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Synonyms & Antonyms for fancier

Synonyms

addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker

Antonyms

nonfan

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Examples of fancier in a Sentence

chocolate fanciers generally like their favorite confection without the addition of milk or a lot of sugar

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The interior, particularly in the fancier trims, can take the measure of European luxury cars, with its Tesla-size touch screen and matte wood. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 16 Apr. 2019 There, the 29-year-old software engineer collected her mail in the fancier of the building’s two mailrooms: a space with 20-foot-high ceilings, a polished concrete floor and walls decorated with wooden panels painted a vibrant indigo. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the High-End Mailrooms Wealthy Residents Visit When They’ve Got Mail," 7 June 2018 Yet, without fail, a dinner party or a cocktail gathering will manage to work its way into our downtime, far more frequently than our friends with bigger, fancier digs. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "How the Salonnière List of the Best Party Hosts in America Is Put Together," 21 Mar. 2019 Some fancier models also feature engines with electronic fuel injection. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 But for the impending nuptials of actor Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas, let’s just say the welcome gifts were a little fancier than some water and chips. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's Wedding Weekend Welcomed Guests With an Elaborate Gift," 30 Nov. 2018 Elegant, bespoke beds for the regal pup who deserves a palace—or at least a bed that's even cozier and fancier than your own. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "These Elegant Bespoke Dog Beds Are About To Become Your New Obsession," 31 Oct. 2018 Getty Images April 2016 Karlie and Josh get a little fancier and enjoy the 2016 Time 100 Gala together. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "A Definitive Timeline of Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner's Very Private Relationship," 24 July 2018 The once-modest Seaport neighborhood is getting fancier. Susan Chumsky, New York Times, "The Struggling Artist at 86," 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of fancier

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fancier was in 1751

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fancier

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fancier

: a person who likes something or has an interest in something

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