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Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 11, 2004

In Reply to: Phrase meaning posted by Tim on June 11, 2004

: Looking to see what 'fancy' means....i.e. "Whatever tickles your fancy"

In addition to the adjective "fancy" meaning "ornamental", it is also a noun meaning "an image or representation of something formed in the mind", a notion or whim.

It is from the La**n "phantasia" which became the French "fantasie".