One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A married man's mistress.
girlfriend, girl, sweetheart, partner, significant other, inamorata, fiancéeView synonyms
- ‘Don't mean to be disrespectful, sir, but gossip is she was some gent's fancy piece.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He comes home late, drunk and after being out with his fancy woman, he shouts up to his wife, "Is me dinner 'ot luv?"’
fancy woman/ˈfansē ˈˌwo͝omən/
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