Definitions

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  • adjective informal, derogatory Fancy, especially in a contrived or pretentious fashion.

Etymologies

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schm- +‎ fancy

Examples

  • It makes it sound high-end hoity-toity fancy-schmancy, that is so snobnoxious that it calls itself a foodie right in your face. *bristle* The funny thing is, Foodies is absolutely the opposite of what I ever imagined, and the restaurant matches less the word “foodie” and more the feel of the sign out front that’s bright blue and canary yellow, in a typeface that looks like the title for a Sunday comic strip.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • It makes it sound high-end hoity-toity fancy-schmancy, that is so snobnoxious that it calls itself a foodie right in your face. *bristle* The funny thing is, Foodies is absolutely the opposite of what I ever imagined, and the restaurant matches less the word “foodie” and more the feel of the sign out front that’s bright blue and canary yellow, in a typeface that looks like the title for a Sunday comic strip.

    Not for Food Snobs - Foodies Restaurant

  • I'm not schmancy enough to dispense culinary advice—though you may want to flip over that steak, or sausage, or locavore unicorn, or whatever it is—but it's important to have a Fourth of July game, too.

    The 22 Rules of Backyard Wiffle

  • And it's hard to cook fancy schmancy when you are camping!

    Denise Vivaldo: Elizabeth Taylor: Good Manners Never Go Out of Style

  • I'm not schmancy enough to dispense culinary advice—though you may want to flip over that steak, or sausage, or locavore unicorn, or whatever it is—but it's important to have a Fourth of July game, too.

    The 22 Rules of Backyard Wiffle

  • Second: renting out MoMA for a fancy schmancy dinner afterward with Satur Farms crimson and yellow beet salad, Niman Ranch Filet Mignon and a lemon crème brulee napoleon—plus a bottle of Champagne on the way out?

    Clamoring for Glamour

  • Here we have it ... and do feel free to marvel at the fancy-schmancy descriptors, too:

    Ending the Suspense

  • And it's hard to cook fancy schmancy when you are camping!

    Denise Vivaldo: Elizabeth Taylor: Good Manners Never Go Out of Style

  • Here we have it ... and do feel free to marvel at the fancy-schmancy descriptors, too:

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • And it's hard to cook fancy schmancy when you are camping!

    Denise Vivaldo: Elizabeth Taylor: Good Manners Never Go Out of Style

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