See also: Nancy
From Nancy, pet form of the female given names Agnes and Anne, under influence from earlier nan (“serving girl, maid; male homosexual”), itself from Nan, another pet form of the same names. Compare Mary.
nancy (plural nancies)
- (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, US, derogatory, slang, offensive) An effeminate man, especially a homosexual.
- (an effeminate man): mama's boy, pansy, sissy; see also Thesaurus:effeminate man
- (a homosexual): friend of Dorothy, omi-palone; see also Thesaurus:male homosexual
Derived terms Edit
(derogatory slang) effeminate male homosexual — see fairy