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fan·​cy-dan ˈfan(t)-sē-ˈdan How to pronounce fancy-dan (audio)
often capitalized D
: showy sense 2, fancy
fancy-dan basketball players hotdogging on the court

fancy Dan

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often capitalized F
: one given to flamboyant display especially of technique or dress

Word History

First Known Use


1938, in the meaning defined above


circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fancy-dan was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Fancy-dan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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