a city in northeastern France in Lorraine
An effeminate man, especially a homosexual.
A city in NE France.
Origin: Medieval diminutive of Ann and Agnes.
Nancy is a city in the north-eastern French department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, and formerly the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, and then the French province of the same name. Place Stanislas, a large square built between March 1752 and November 1755 by Stanislaw I to link the medieval old town of Nancy and the new town built under Charles III in the 17th century, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is the head of the department. The metropolitan area of Nancy had a population of 410,509 inhabitants at the 1999 census, 103,602 of whom lived in the city of Nancy proper. The motto of the city is Non inultus premor, Latin for "I’m not touched with impunity" a reference to the thistle, which is a symbol of Lorraine.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nan′si, n. an effeminate young man, often a 'Miss Nancy.'—Nancy Pretty, a corruption of none so pretty, the Saxifraga umbrosa.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
capital of the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, North-East France, is prettily situated amid woodland scenery on the river Meurthe, 220 m. E. of Paris; the new town is spaciously laid out, while the old town, narrowed in its streets, has many interesting old buildings, e. g. the cathedral, the 16th-century palace; there is a university, and an active trade in embroidered cambric and muslin, besides cotton and woollen goods, &c.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A person of neither sex, who yet combines the bad qualities of both.
The numerical value of nancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of nancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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Nancy Reagan fell down and broke her hair.
I don't know who's going to miss me more when I leave Congress -- Nancy Pelosi or John Boehner -- I have no idea! I've been a thorn, I think, in both of their sides.
After a heated argument on some trivial matter Nancy Astor . shouted, If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee Whereupon Winston Churchill answered, And if I were your husband I would drink it.
No matter your party or political ideology, this is a sad day for America. Nancy Reagan was an exemplary first lady, a devoted partner, she was her husband's most trusted adviser and, as such, served our country well. Even after her time in the White House, she was an outspoken advocate for stem-cell research to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Nancy Reagan had a good heart, and she will be dearly missed.
Nancy Reagan, the widow of former Republican President Nancy Reagan, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure, according to Nancy Reagan spokesperson. Nancy Reagan was 94. Barbara Bush offered prayers and condolences from Barbara Bush and Barbara Bush husband, former President George H.W. Bush. Nancy Reagan was totally devoted to President Nancy Reagan, we take comfort that they will be reunited once more.
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