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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 periodicals archive ?
I got this bird's parents from Dennis Addison, a well-known fancier from Great Ayton, but we never expected anything like this," he said.
He was caught after advertising the goods he'd stolen - and a pigeon fancier from the club saw the ad.
St Gallen are four points behind Basel in the Swiss League with a game in hand, probably on neutral territory, so for now let's call them Basel with a fancier name.
A PIGEON fancier from the North East has been fined PS200 for illegally storing and possessing a banned pesticide.
Pigeon fancier Alun Smith, 45, said "a massive part of his life has been taken away" after the blaze at his loft in Blaencwm, Rhondda, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred just days after the Examiner revealed how Brighouse pigeon fancier Harry Reid feared for the future of the pastime after losing his birds to hawks.
WILDLIFE crime officers have arrested a pigeon fancier from Sunderland as part of national operation clamping down on crimes against peregrine falcons.
The project will also cover such local claims to international fame as the breeding of the uniquely acrobatic Birmingham Roller, a type that originated in 1920 in Bordesley Green after local fancier William Penson noticed one of his birds perform a backflip while in flight.
HIS prize-winning racing pigeons have helped him topple Britain's most famous competitor - the Queen - but one Welsh fancier may have to slaughter his birds.
A PIGEON fancier has vowed sell his home so his daughters are not parted from their beloved pets.
In the meantime, we afflicted just enjoy our affliction and the fact that when we meet another enthusiastic weather fancier, we can launch straight into genuine conversational raptures and don't have to feign interest in what's happening in the latest episode of 24.
The show is sponsored by two cat fancier clubs, Cats Plain and Fancy and Half Moon Cat Club, as well as the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.