nance

noun
\ ˈnan(t)s How to pronounce nance (audio) \

Definition of nance

1 slang, disparaging + offensive : an effeminate male
2 slang, disparaging + offensive : homosexual

First Known Use of nance

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nance

short for nancy, from the name Nancy

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The first known use of nance was in 1920

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