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pansy

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noun pan·sy \ˈpan-zē\

Definition of pansy

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pansies

  1. 1 :  a garden plant (Viola wittrockiana) derived chiefly from the hybridization of the European Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor) with other wild violets; also :  its flower

  2. 2a disparaging + offensive :  a weak or effeminate man or boyb disparaging + offensive :  a male homosexual

Origin and Etymology of pansy

Middle English pancy, pensee, from Middle French pensée, from pensée thought, from feminine of pensé, past participle of penser to think, from Latin pensare to ponder — more at pensive


First Known Use: 15th century

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pansy

adjective pan·sy

Definition of pansy

disparaging + offensive

  1. :  effeminate 1; also :  homosexual

1929

First Known Use of pansy

1929


PANSY Defined for Kids

pansy

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noun pan·sy \ˈpan-zē\

Definition of pansy for Students

plural

pansies

  1. :  a garden plant related to the violets that has large velvety colorful flowers



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