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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Examples of fancier in a Sentence

chocolate fanciers generally like their favorite confection without the addition of milk or a lot of sugar
Recent Examples on the Web And among words in which c is immediately followed by ie are these dozen: ancient, concierge, conscience, fancier, financier, glacier, omniscient, science, society, species, sufficient and tendencies. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2020 Neighboring Truckee, which is in a separate county, has one weekend behind it in offering dine-in service, though the fancier places remain closed. Sam Whiting,, 22 May 2020 Blue Apron is trying to stand out with newer offerings, like a plan centered on preparing multiple meals for the week in one day, and a premium plan with fancier ingredients. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 14 May 2020 For a fancier treat, try going the Italian way and make this quick affogato trifle recipe for dessert tonight. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 May 2020 This affordable wooden set is simple and elegant, and lets beginners focus on the board rather than the clever but impractical designs of fancier sets. Popular Science, 31 Mar. 2020 There are fancier and pricier children’s sun and camping shelters on the market, but this well-rated, reasonably priced, 50-UPF sunshade should do the trick in keeping bugs and the sun off your kid. Outdoor Life, 20 Apr. 2020 Corgis have become best known as companions of their most famous fancier, the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II. Jennifer Peltz,, 1 May 2020 But Pembrokes have become best known as companions of their most famous fancier, the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II. Jennifer Peltz, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of fancier

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fancier

fancy entry 1 + -er entry 2

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“Fancier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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