fancy-free

adjective

fan·​cy-free ˌfan(t)-sē-ˈfrē How to pronounce fancy-free (audio)
1
: free from amorous attachment or engagement
footloose and fancy-free
2
: free to imagine or fancy

Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fancy-free was in 1590

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“Fancy-free.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fancy-free. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

fancy-free

adjective
fan·​cy-free
ˈfan(t)-sē-ˈfrē
: not in love

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