fancier


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fan·ci·er

 (făn′sē-ər)
n.
1. One who has a special enthusiasm for or interest in something: a fancier of antiques.
2. One who breeds a plant or an animal for those features held to be desirable.

fancier

(ˈfænsɪə)
n
1. a person with a special interest in something
2. a person who breeds plants or animals, often as a pastime: a bird fancier.

fan•ci•er

(ˈfæn si ər)

n.
1. a person having a liking for or interest in something; enthusiast.
2. a person who breeds animals, plants, etc., esp. to improve the strain.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fancier - a person having a strong liking for somethingfancier - a person having a strong liking for something
adorer, admirer - someone who admires a young woman; "she had many admirers"
animal fancier - a person who breeds animals
bird fancier - a person with a strong interest in birds
maniac - a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something
technophile - a person who is enthusiastic about new technology

fancier

noun expert, amateur, breeder, connoisseur, aficionado pigeon fanciers

fancier

noun
One who ardently admires:
Informal: fan.
Translations

fancier

[ˈfænsiər] n (= breeder) → éleveur/euse m/f (= enthusiast) → amateur/trice m/f
pigeon fancier → colombophile mf

fancier

nLiebhaber(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
I am somewhat of a fowl fancier, and I have seldom seen a better grown goose.
Then continue, and see if you can find another letter from our mysterious friend, the pigeon fancier.
I have never met a pigeon, or poultry, or duck, or rabbit fancier, who was not fully convinced that each main breed was descended from a distinct species.
Pigeons can be mated for life, and this is a great convenience to the fancier, for thus many races may be kept true, though mingled in the same aviary; and this circumstance must have largely favoured the improvement and formation of new breeds.
Perhaps the first pouter-pigeon did not inflate its crop much more than the turbit now does the upper part of its oesophagus,--a habit which is disregarded by all fanciers, as it is not one of the points of the breed.
His exertions, indeed, were crowned with a most magnificent result: he produced three new tulips, which he called the "Jane," after his mother; the "Van Baerle," after his father; and the "Cornelius," after his godfather; the other names have escaped us, but the fanciers will be sure to find them in the catalogues of the times.
There were bundles of labels, cupboards, and drawers with compartments, and wire guards for the cupboards, to allow free access to the air whilst keeping out slugs, mice, dormice, and rats, all of them very curious fanciers of tulips at two thousand francs a bulb.
Next to his bed was a stack of magazines--Parakeet Fancier, Low Rider, and other oddball stuff.
His son Barry is also a fancier and one of his birds came back injured with part of a hawk's talon in its foot.
A LARGER-THAN-LIFE chainsaw sculpture of a pigeon fancier releasing one of his prized birds is on show at Skinningrove.
A PIGEON fancier has told of his devastation after firebugs killed 44 of his prize birds.
A ROGUE pigeon fancier has gone on a rampage against protected birds of prey in the Mournes.