Definition of fancy oneself
chiefly British, informal
: to think that one looks good or one is very special or important They really fancy themselves after only one hit song! I never thought I'd fancy myself in a kilt.
Word by Word Definitions
: to have a fancy (see 2fancy 1) for : like
: to form a conception of : imagine
: to believe mistakenly or without evidence
: a liking formed by caprice rather than reason : inclination
: amorous fondness : love
: notion, whim
: dependent or based on fancy : whimsical
: not plain : ornamental
: swank, posh
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
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