• noun: the feeling of liking someone or something
  • verb: to have a fancy for
  • verb: to take pleasure in (something)
  • adjective: not plain or ordinary
  • adjective: dependent or based on fancy
  • often used to express surprise
  • synonyms: whimsical, like, whim


  • Something about the movie really 'struck/caught/tickled/took their fancy'. [=something about the movie appealed to them very much]

  • The book is filled with 'flights of fancy' about the future of the computer industry.

  • “The baby she brought home was the wrong one.” “'Fancy that'!” [='imagine that']

Movie quotes

  • (..) If you arrest me, I won't be able to fix... Blah, blah, blah. For too long... you've bamboozled the world with your fancy jargon... and that little red tie of yours... and look what's come of it. Take him away! Wait. (..)
    2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman