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pan·sy

 (păn′zē)
n. pl. pan·sies
1. Any of various plants of the genus Viola, especially V. tricolor or its hybrids, widely cultivated for their flowers with velvety petals of various colors.
2. A deep to strong violet.
3. Offensive Slang
a. Used as a disparaging term for a man or boy who is considered effeminate.
b. Used as a disparaging term for a gay man.

[Middle English pancy, from Old French pensee, thought, remembrance, pansy, from feminine past participle of penser, to think; see pensive.]

pansy

(ˈpænzɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. (Plants) any violaceous garden plant that is a variety of Viola tricolor, having flowers with rounded velvety petals, white, yellow, or purple in colour. See also wild pansy
2. slang offensive an effeminate or homosexual man or boy
3. (Colours)
a. a strong violet colour
b. (as adjective): a pansy carpet.
[C15: from Old French pensée thought, from penser to think, from Latin pensāre]

pan•sy

(ˈpæn zi)

n., pl. -sies.
1. a violet, Viola tricolor hortensis, cultivated in many varieties, having richly and variously colored flowers.
2. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an effeminate or homosexual male.)
[1490–1500; < Middle French pensée pansy, literally, thought, n. use of feminine past participle of penser to think < Latin pēnsāre to weigh, consider. See pensive]
usage: Definition 3 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pansy - large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colorspansy - large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors
viola - any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola
2.pansy - a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertivepansy - a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
3.pansy - offensive term for an openly homosexual manpansy - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man
Translations
maceškateplouš
bøssestedmoderblomst
árvácskahímringyó
òrenningarfjóla
našlaitėpederastas
atraitnītehomoseksuals virietis
sirôtka
eşcinsel oğlanhercaî menekşeibne

pansy

[ˈpænzɪ] N
1. (Bot) → pensamiento m
2. (= homosexual man) → marica m (pej)

pansy

[ˈpænzi] n
(= flower) → pensée f
(offensive)tapette f

pansy

n
(Bot) → Stiefmütterchen nt
(Brit pej: = homosexual) → Schwuchtel f (pej inf)

pansy

[ˈpænzɪ] n (Bot) → viola del pensiero, pensée f inv (fam) (pej) → checca

pansy

(ˈpӕnzi)
1. plural ˈpansiesnoun a kind of small flower.
2. (slang) a male homosexual.