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nan·cy(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.]
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.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting.—n. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
(a contemptuous term used to refer to an effeminate or homosexual male.)
[1905–10; shortened from given name Nancy]