fancy-free

adjective
fan·​cy-free | \ ˌfan(t)-sē-ˈfrē How to pronounce fancy-free (audio) \

Definition of fancy-free

1 : free from amorous attachment or engagement footloose and fancy-free
2 : free to imagine or fancy

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1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fancy-free

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fancy-free

: having no responsibilities : not held back by ties to other people

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