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fancy dress

n.
A masquerade costume.

fancy dress

n
a. costume worn at masquerades, etc, usually representing a particular role, historical figure, etc
b. (as modifier): a fancy-dress ball.

fan′cy dress′


n.
a costume, as for a masquerade, chosen to please the wearer's fancy.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fancy dress - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade partyfancy dress - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
costume - the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"
disguise - any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
domino - a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume
false face - a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume
Translations
مَلَابِسُ تَنَكُّرِيَّةملابِس تَنَكُّرِيَّه
maškarní kostýmmaškarní
udklædningkostumekostume-
naamiaispuku
kostim
jelmez
grímubúningur
仮装服
가장 무도회 의상
karnevalový kostým
kostum za maškarado
maskeradkläder
ชุดแฟนซี
balo kostümükarnaval elbisesi
quần áo hóa trang

fancy dress

ncostume m, maschera
fancy-dress ball → ballo in maschera
fancy-dress party → festa mascherata

fancy

(ˈfӕnsi) plural ˈfancies noun
1. a sudden (often unexpected) liking or desire. The child had many peculiar fancies.
2. the power of the mind to imagine things. She had a tendency to indulge in flights of fancy.
3. something imagined. He had a sudden fancy that he could see Spring approaching.
adjective
decorated; not plain. fancy cakes.
verb
1. to like the idea of having or doing something. I fancy a cup of tea.
2. to think or have a certain feeling or impression (that). I fancied (that) you were angry.
3. to have strong sexual interest in (a person). He fancies her a lot.
ˈfanciful adjective
1. inclined to have fancies, especially strange, unreal ideas. She's a very fanciful girl.
2. imaginary or unreal. That idea is rather fanciful.
ˈfancifully adverb
fancy dress clothes representing a particular character, nationality, historical period etc: He went to the party in fancy dress; (also adjective)
a fancy-dress party.
take a fancy to
to become fond of, often suddenly or unexpectedly. They bought that house because they took a fancy to it.
take one's fancy
to be liked or wanted by (someone). When I go shopping I just buy anything that takes my fancy.

fancy dress

مَلَابِسُ تَنَكُّرِيَّة maškarní kostým udklædning Maskenkostüm αποκριάτικη στολή disfraz, traje de etiqueta naamiaispuku déguisement kostim costume 仮装服 가장 무도회 의상 kostuum karnevalskostyme przebranie fantasia маскарадный костюм maskeradkläder ชุดแฟนซี balo kostümü quần áo hóa trang 化装舞会服装
References in classic literature ?
But, happy Sissy's happy children loving her; all children loving her; she, grown learned in childish lore; thinking no innocent and pretty fancy ever to be despised; trying hard to know her humbler fellow-creatures, and to beautify their lives of machinery and reality with those imaginative graces and delights, without which the heart of infancy will wither up, the sturdiest physical manhood will be morally stark death, and the plainest national prosperity figures can show, will be the Writing on the Wall, - she holding this course as part of no fantastic vow, or bond, or brotherhood, or sisterhood, or pledge, or covenant, or fancy dress, or fancy fair; but simply as a duty to be done, - did Louisa see these things of herself?
For the house party had already flung themselves impatiently into fancy dress, and the lawyer, with his neat black suit and red hair, was the only modern figure among them.
They told me I must put on fancy dress; so I did put on fancy dress, according to my own taste and fancy.
In fact he would certainly have done so, had not Ruby unearthed some old pantomime paste jewels she had worn at a fancy dress party as the Queen of Diamonds.
With these magnificent portraits, unworthily confined in a band-box during his seclusion among the market-gardens, he decorates his apartment; and as the Galaxy Gallery of British Beauty wears every variety of fancy dress, plays every variety of musical instrument, fondles every variety of dog, ogles every variety of prospect, and is backed up by every variety of flower-pot and balustrade, the result is very imposing.
Ahead of Thursday, the City of London Police has issued alert to parents on fake fancy dress outfits - and the dangers they pose.
That was followed on Saturday by Santa's Grotto, an arts installation of yarn bombing, musical performance by Callander Brass, fancy dress parade, organised by Callander Round Table, and the lights switch on.
It includes all the best bits - fancy dress, hot dogs and ice cream - and none of the bad, like freezing cold weather and standing around in the rain.
From royalty to superheroes and Harry Potter to Elvis, people of all ages can be seen getting into the spirit of fancy dress.
Skeleton fancy dress costumes, PS7; pink witch costume, from PS7; sequin witch costume, from PS8, all George at Asda Baby Halloween skeleton playsuit and hat set, cream, John Lewis, PS14 Witch Halloween costume, left, Aldi, PS3.
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WHEN your kids tell you it's fancy dress at school, your first thought tends to be where's Elsa's crown?