nance

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

Definition of nance

1 slang, offensive : an effeminate male used as a term of abuse and disparagement
2 slang, offensive : a gay person especially : a gay man used as a term of abuse and disparagement

First Known Use of nance

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nance

short for nancy, from the name Nancy

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Cite this Entry

“Nance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nance. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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