fancy2 plural fancies
liking/wish[singular] especially British English
a feeling, especially one that is not particularly strong or urgent, that you like someone or want to have something
take a fancy to somebody/something (=decide that you like someone or want to have something)
Mr Hill took a real fancy to Clara.
Wanting to go to Mexico was just a passing fancy (=the feeling did not last long).
Because of its high cost, a carpet is not an item that you change as the fancy takes you (=whenever you want).
if something takes or catches your fancy, you like it or want to have it:
Did you see anything that took your fancy?
to seem attractive or amusing to someone:
The idea of playing a joke on her tickled his fancy.
an idea or opinion that is not based on fact:
Oh, that was just a fancy of his.
imagination or something that you imagine