nancy-story

noun
variants: or less commonly nancy

Definition of nancy-story

: a folktale of the African Gold Coast or the West Indies

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History and Etymology for nancy-story

nancy by folk etymology (influence of name Nancy) from a West African word akin to Twi a3na1nse1 spider, Ewe a1na3nse3

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“Nancy-story.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nancy-story. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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