Miss Nancy

Miss Nan·​cy | \ -ˈnan(t)sē, -aan-, -ain-, -si \
plural Miss Nancys

Definition of Miss Nancy

: an effeminate boy or man : sissy “ain't he brave?” he says in a Miss Nancy voice, and the rest of them laughed— Helen Eustis often mocked as Miss Nancys by the more emancipated— Dixon Wecter

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Other Words from Miss Nancy

Miss-Nancyish \ ¦⸗¦⸗(t)sēish \ adjective

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“Miss Nancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miss%20Nancy. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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