fancy-free

adjective fan·cy-free \ ˌfan(t)-sē-ˈfrē \

Definition of fancy-free

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

First Known Use of fancy-free

1590

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of fancy-free for English Language Learners

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


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