from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who has a special enthusiasm for or interest in something: a fancier of antiques.
- n. One who breeds a plant or an animal for those features held to be desirable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of fancy: more fancy
- n. One who fancies a person with a special interest, attraction or liking for something. An aficionado.
- n. A person who breeds or grows a particular animal or plant for points of excellence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who is governed by fancy.
- n. One who fancies or has a special liking for, or interest in, a particular object or class or objects; hence, one who breeds and keeps for sale birds and animals
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fancies or has a special taste or aptitude: used of one who deals in objects of fanciful taste: as, a bird-fancier; a tulip-fancier.
- n. One who is under the influence of his fancy: as, “not reasoners, but fanciers,” Macaulay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person having a strong liking for something
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