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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.]
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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)
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(ˈnæn si; Fr. nɑ̃ˈsi)

a city in NE France. 306,982.
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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
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n, nancy-boy
n (dated esp Brit inf)
(= homosexual)Schwule(r) m
(= softy)Weichling m (pej)
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