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, "Under the spell of the rule ‘I before e, except after c’," 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,, "With roads wide open and nowhere to go, this could be the quietest Memorial Day weekend ever," 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, "Blue Apron rebound may be on the menu as more cook at home," 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, "All You Need Is Ice Cream and Your Keurig to Make a Creamy ‘Latte’," 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, "Classic board games to share with your kids," 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, "Baby camping gear that will save your trip," 20 Apr. 2020 Corgis have become best known as companions of their most famous fancier, the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II. Jennifer Peltz,, "In a US now in puppy love, labs still tops, but corgis rise," 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, "Puppy love: Corgis join popular American dog rankings," 1 May 2020

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First Known Use of fancier

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fancier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fancier

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

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