fancy-dan

adjective, often capitalized D
fan·cy-dan | \ ˈfan(t)-sē-ˈdan , -ˌdan \

Definition of fancy-dan 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: showy sense 2, fancy fancy-dan basketball players hotdogging on the court

fancy Dan

noun, often capitalized F

Definition of fancy Dan (Entry 2 of 2)

: one given to flamboyant display especially of technique or dress

First Known Use of fancy-dan

Adjective

1938, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fancy-dan

Statistics for fancy-dan

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fancy-dan

The first known use of fancy-dan was in 1938

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on fancy-dan

See words that rhyme with fancy-dan

Comments on fancy-dan

What made you want to look up fancy-dan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!