fancier
noun Date: 1751 1. one that has a special liking or interest 2. a person who breeds or grows a particular animal or plant for points of excellence <
a pigeon fancier
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  • Fancier — Fan ci*er, n. 1. One who is governed by fancy. Not reasoners, but fanciers. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. One who fancies or has a special liking for, or interest in, a particular object or class or objects; hence, one who breeds and keeps for sale …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fancier — [fan′sē ər] n. a person with a special interest in and knowledge of something, particularly of the breeding of plants or animals [a dog fancier] …   English World dictionary

  • fancier — index addict Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fancier — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has a special interest in or breeds a particular animal …   English terms dictionary

  • fancier — /fan see euhr/, n. 1. a person having a liking for or interest in something; enthusiast: a fancier of sports cars. 2. a person who breeds animals, plants, etc., esp. in order to improve the strain: a horse fancier. [1755 65; FANCY + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fancier — UK [ˈfænsɪə(r)] / US [ˈfænsɪər] noun [countable] Word forms fancier : singular fancier plural fanciers someone who is interested in a particular type of plant or animal and grows them or breeds them for enjoyment …   English dictionary

  • fancier — noun One who fancies a person with a special interest, attraction or liking for something. An aficionado. Shes definitely a cat fancier: she has nine of them in her home and the walls are covered with pictures of more …   Wiktionary

  • fancier — noun Fancier is used after these nouns: ↑pigeon …   Collocations dictionary

  • fancier — fan|ci|er [ˈfænsiə US ər] n pigeon/horse etc fancier someone who breeds or is interested in a particular kind of animal or plant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fancier — [[t]fæ̱nsiə(r)[/t]] fanciers N COUNT: supp N An animal or plant fancier is a person who breeds animals or plants of a particular type or who is very interested in them. → See also fancy ...pigeon fanciers …   English dictionary

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