Definition of fancier in English:

fancier

Syllabification: fan·ci·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfansēər
 
/

noun

[with modifier]
  • A connoisseur or enthusiast of something, especially someone who has a special interest in or breeds a particular animal: a pigeon fancier
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    • In a late '70s newsletter to prospective ocicat fanciers, Daly explained that one reason for the breed's spotty progress was a pet limitation ordinance passed by the town council where she lived.
    • Post-war concerns about breed purity became academic as cat fanciers scrambled to make whatever judicious compromises they could in order to insure the survival of their chosen breeds.
    • Throughout the late 1800s, English dog fanciers became increasingly fascinated with breeds indigenous to the European continent.
    Synonyms
    enthusiast, lover, hobbyist; expert, connoisseur, aficionado
    informal buff

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