One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural nanciesoffensive, informal
An effeminate or homosexual man.gay, lesbian, gay person, lesbigayView synonyms
Effeminate.womanish, unmanly, effete, foppish, affected, niminy-piminy, mincing, posturingView synonyms
Late 19th century: pet form of the given name Ann.
A city in north-eastern France, chief town of Lorraine; population 107,434 (2006).
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