variants or less commonly nancy
: a folktale of the African Gold Coast or the West Indies

Word History


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

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Dictionary Entries Near nancy-story

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“Nancy-story.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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