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Nancy

[nan-see; French nahn-see] /ˈnæn si; French nɑ̃ˈsi/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle, in NE France: battles 1477, 1914, 1944.
2.
Also, Nancee, Nancie. a female given name, form of Ann or Anna.
3.
(sometimes lowercase) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. nance.
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British Dictionary definitions for nancies

nancy

/ˈnænsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
  1. an effeminate or homosexual boy or man
  2. (as modifier): his nancy ways
Also called nancy boy
Word Origin
C20: from the girl's name Nancy

Nancy

/ˈnænsɪ; French ˈnɑ̃si/
noun
1.
a city in NE France: became the capital of the dukes of Lorraine in the 12th century, becoming French in 1766; administrative and financial centre. Pop: 103 605 (1999)
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Word Origin and History for nancies

Nancy

fem. proper name, probably a pet form of Ancy, diminutive of Middle English Annis "Agnes" (see Agnes). As an adjective meaning "effeminate" (with reference to men) it is from 1904. Among the top 10 popular names for girls born in U.S. between 1935 and 1955.

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Encyclopedia Article for nancies

Nancy

city, capital, Meurthe-et-Moselle departement, Lorraine region, eastern France, in what was formerly the province of Lorraine, west of Strasbourg, near the left bank of the Meurthe River

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