Definition of Anancy in English:

Anancy

noun

Caribbean
  • The name of a legendary male personage originally occurring in Akan mythology and subsequently playing a role in numerous Caribbean folktales, having the form of a spider and being noted for his cunning and trickery.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Bosman's New Description of the Coast of Guinea. From Akan ananse spider.

Pronunciation

Anancy

/əˈnɑːnsi//ˈənansi/