fancywork

noun
fan·​cy·​work | \ ˈfan(t)-sē-ˌwərk How to pronounce fancywork (audio) \

Definition of fancywork

: decorative needlework

First Known Use of fancywork

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fancywork

fancy entry 3 + work entry 2

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The first known use of fancywork was in 1791

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“Fancywork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fancywork. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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