Nancy

Nancy

[nan-see; French nahn-see]
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: Disparaging and Offensive. nance.
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Meurthe-et-Moselle

[mœr-tey-maw-zel]
noun
a department in NE France. 2038 sq. mi. (5280 sq. km). Capital: Nancy.
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Meurthe-et-Moselle (French mœrtemozɛl)
 
n
a department of NE France, in Lorraine region. Capital: Nancy. Pop: 718 250 (2003 est). Area: 5280 sq km (2059 sq miles)

nancy (ˈnænsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
Also called: nancy boy
 a.  an effeminate or homosexual boy or man
 b.  (as modifier): his nancy ways
 
[C20: from the girl's name Nancy]

Nancy (ˈnænsɪ, French ˈnɑ̃si)
 
n
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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Main Entry:  nancy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See nancy boy
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Nancy
fem. proper name, probably a pet form of Ancy, dim. of M.E. Annis "Agnes." Among the top 10 popular names for girls born in U.S. between 1935 and 1955.
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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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