Definition of fancy woman in English:

fancy woman

(British fancy piece)


derogatory, informal
  • A man's lover.

    ‘it's common knowledge about John and his fancy women’
    • ‘By WWII the expression frou-frou drink appeared, used to describe a fancy woman's drink (especially when held in the hand of a male friend).’
    • ‘It's not likely my husband will be joining me tonight; he's out with his fancy woman.’
    • ‘Don't mean to be disrespectful, sir, but gossip is she was some gent's fancy piece.’
    • ‘He comes home late, drunk and after being out with his fancy woman, he shouts up to his wife, "Is me dinner 'ot luv?"’
    girlfriend, girl, sweetheart, partner, significant other, inamorata, fiancée
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