Definition of Fancy dress

1. Noun. A costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party.

Exact synonyms: Masquerade, Masquerade Costume
Generic synonyms: Costume, Disguise
Terms within: Domino, False Face
Derivative terms: Masquerade



Definition of Fancy dress

1. Noun. (U.K.) A costume, disguise to masquerade as something or someone else. ¹

2. Noun. Formalwear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fancy Dress

fancifully
fancifulness
fancifulnesses
fancify
fancifying
fanciless
fancily
fanciness
fancinesses
fancruft
fancy
fancy-dress
fancy-dress ball
fancy-free
fancy-pants
fancy dress (current term)
fancy goods
fancy man
fancy pants
fancy that
fancy up
fancy woman
fancying
fancymonger
fancymongers
fancypants
fancywork
fancyworks
fand
fandabidozi

Literary usage of Fancy dress

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1. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1885)
"FLOWERS IN fancy dress. I REMEMBER as well as though it were yesterday how, years and years ago, when I was a very little girl, I very often roamed through ..."

2. Godey's Magazine by Louis Antoine Godey, Sarah Josepha Buell Hale (1896)
"... time- slaying device in Vienna, and the great beauties frequently call in the camera to perpetuate the triumphs of their splendor in fancy-dress. ..."

3. Society As I Have Found It by Ward MacAllister (1890)
"New Era in New York Society — Extravagance of Living — Grand fancy dress Ball in Fifth Avenue — / go as the Lover of Margaret de Valois — A Great Journalist ..."

4. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"Weldon's fancy dress for Children. pp. 110. Land. 1888. 8°. 7742. b. 8. fancy dress. fancy dress: a short chronological series of costumes. Land. 1898. 8*. ..."

5. My Recollections (1909)
"CHAPTER IV PRESENTED AT COURT I am presented at Court : A fancy dress ball at Buckingham Palace : Death of my mother : The fortune-teller's prediction ..."

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