Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for an effeminate man, especially one who is gay.

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  • noun UK, US, derogatory, slang An effeminate man, especially a homosexual.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the name Nancy.]

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  • "Nancy Hanks" is a very old fife tune.

    February 9, 2008

  • So God, take this very, very lucky bastard from us and back into Your employ, to serve up boot biscuits and snot-rag stew to Your Legion of Angels who always fail us, those bright-eyed nancies with mighty swords and lacy pants.

    - Mark Richard, Fishboy, p. 24

    June 11, 2008