Definition of


  1. (noun, person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Nance

fag, faggot, fagot, fairy, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer

Alternate forms of Nance

Hypernyms: gay man, shirtlifter

Origin of the word Nance

  1. "effeminate man, homosexual," 1904, from female name Nancy (q.v.), which was in use as an adj. meaning "effeminate" (applied to men) from 1883, a shortening of earlier Miss Nancy, perhaps from the nickname of vain, fashionable actress Miss Anna Oldfield (d.1730). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment


to exhaust by excessive cultivation