fancier

Someone crazy about something can be called a fancier. If you join a club to promote the well-being of pheasants, someone might describe you as "a pheasant fancier." That just means you like pheasants a lot.

The word fancier can refer to someone who fancies (or really likes) something — such as dogs or wine or chocolate. It can also be used to describe someone who breeds a particular animal, with the intent of improving the breed. Make sure you don’t confuse this word with the adjective fancy, which has a comparative form that is also spelled “fancier.” That fancier would be used in the sense of “more ornamental” or “more extravagant” — as in "My prom dress is fancier than yours."

DEFINITIONS OF: fancier

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n a person having a strong liking for something

Synonyms:
enthusiast
Types:
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animal fancier
a person who breeds animals
bird fancier
a person with a strong interest in birds
maniac
a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something
technophile
a person who is enthusiastic about new technology
cat fancier
a person who breeds and cares for cats
horse fancier, horseman
a person who breeds and cares for horses
Type of:
admirer, adorer
someone who admires a young woman
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