fan‧cy1 S3 past tense and past participle fancied, present participle fancying, third person singular fancies [transitive]
to like or want something, or want to do something [= feel like]:
like/wantBritish English informal
Fancy a quick drink, Emma?
fancy doing something
Sorry, but I don't fancy going out tonight.
to feel sexually attracted to someone:
sexual attractionBritish English informal
All the girls fancied him.
3 British English informal
to behave in a way that shows you think you are very attractive or clever:
That bloke on the dance floor really fancies himself.
4 British English
to believe, usually wrongly, that you have particular skills or are a particular type of person:
He fancies himself an artist.
She fancies herself as another Madonna.
to think someone or something is likely to be successful in something:
think something will be successfulBritish English
Which team do you fancy this year?
I don't fancy our chances of getting a ticket this late.
6 British English spoken
used to express your surprise or shock about something:
'The Petersons are getting divorced.' 'Fancy that!'
Fancy seeing you here!
to think or believe something without being certain
She fancied she heard a noise downstairs.