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fancy man

a woman's lover.
a pimp.
Origin of fancy man
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • When he had done, 'Sir George was the girl's fancy-man, then?'

    The Castle Inn Stanley John Weyman
  • And I don't see as parsons are better than other folk when they has to do with a lady as likes her fancy-man.

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
  • Cards are also going all day long, and there is generally a fancy-man—or blackleg—ready to oblige a friend.

  • The real thing is to sit near one of the openings, which enables the fancy-man to exhibit his embroidered gaiters and neat leg.

    Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford
British Dictionary definitions for fancy-man

fancy man

noun (slang)
a woman's lover
a pimp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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fancy man

noun phrase

A lover, esp the adulterous sex partner of a married woman (1811+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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