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Slang. fancy or snobbish; foppish; dandified.
Origin of fancy-pants
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Luckily, beet salad has inexplicably become a trend in fancy-pants restaurants over the past few years.
  • Mike's does not serve fancy-pants, celebrity-chef chili.
  • It's a fancy-pants way of saying turbo direct injection.
  • There were no restaurants with gastronomic pretensions, and no fancy-pants grocery stores or shops.
  • These espresso machines can make anything from a plain cuppa joe to a fancy-pants latte.
  • No finicky chefs here, with their fancy-pants recipes.
  • The film is a fancy-pants muddle in terms of technique.
  • Some fancy-pants eggheads say that could be dangerous.

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