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 (năn′sē, näN-sē′)
A city of northeast France east of Paris. The capital of the duchy and region of Lorraine, the city passed to France in 1766. It was heavily bombed in World War II.


 (năn′sē) also nance (năns)
n. pl. nan·cies also nanc·es Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for an effeminate man, especially one who is gay.

[From the name Nancy.]


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


(ˈnænsɪ; French nɑ̃si)
(Placename) 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: 107 434 (2006)


(ˈnæn si; Fr. nɑ̃ˈsi)

a city in NE France. 306,982.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nancy - a city in northeastern France in LorraineNancy - a city in northeastern France in Lorraine
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe


n, nancy-boy
n (dated esp Brit inf)
(= homosexual)Schwule(r) m
(= softy)Weichling m (pej)
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Donald, 40, backed Charlie - son of Swansea City chief Martin Morgan - saying: "He's portrayed as a spoilt nancy boy but it couldn't be further from the truth."
"They didn't even consider superfluous nancy boy amenities like navigation systems (real men don't get lost), heated leather seats (a real man doesn't let anything warm his butt), or Bluetooth (real men don't even know what the hell Bluetooth is)," she wrote.
Hyd yn oed yn yr ysgol fe gafodd ei gosbi a'i orfodi i ysgrifennu ganwaith - 'I am a nancy boy and must change' - ac fe geisiodd gyflawni hunan laddiad.
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