nancy-story

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nancy-story. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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