fan·​cy·​work ˈfan(t)-sē-ˌwərk How to pronounce fancywork (audio)
: decorative needlework

Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fancywork was in 1791

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“Fancywork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


fan·​cy·​work -ˌwərk How to pronounce fancywork (audio)
: ornamental needlework (as embroidery)

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