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What does “fancy” mean to you?

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What does “fancy” mean to you?

This word is overused in many Las Vegas thread topics and replies, and it’s meaning could vary from person to person. I would prefer posters to use “costly” as it seems that is how it is most commonly used. Or perhaps “upscale” or “high end”.... I have been to many so called “fancy” places that were cheap , and modest ..

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1. Re: What does “fancy” mean to you?

I fancy new clothes. I fancy certain drinks. I fancy your post. It means "like".

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As far as a hotel goes, fancy means 5 star, and not a normal room. It may seem silly when compared to other venues, but hotels such as Wynn, Cosmo, Palazzo, etc. are the norm in Las Vegas.

As for breakfast buffets, I have always used smoked salmon as the divider between economy buffets and the better ones. Not complicated, at $20 lb you won't find it at economy buffets.

As for nicer restaurants. Fancy is a restaurant where I would need a reservation. As a general rule casual restaurants don't accept them.

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Somewhere I have to put a tie on to go in.

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First woman: My man is like Drambuie when we're in bed.

Second woman: Drambuie? Ain't that some kind of fancy liquor?

First woman (nodding and grinning) : Sure is, honey!

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5. Re: What does “fancy” mean to you?

It's another of those relative words that don't help without some extra context.

For someone who's finest dining has been at the local Golden Corral, they'd probably say the MGM Grand buffet was fancy.

I remember someone recently going on and on about how great Circus Circus was, then when challenged eventually let it slip that she'd never stayed in a hotel before.

But to answer the OP question, I'd use "fancy" to mean "elaborate."

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Most of the time I see fancy, it's being used as a disqualifier: "I don't need a fancy hotel" or "steakhouse recommendations, not too fancy" or "wearing a tie and long pants is for fancy people."

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A tuff question to answer I suppose if the only place you ever ate out was Denny's and you went to an Applebee's for the 1st time you may deem that as fancy.

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8. Re: What does “fancy” mean to you?

For me fancy would be a place that requires you to dress up. But our friends from across the pond use the word fancy in other ways such as "I fancy having a gamble" instead of "I would like to gamble."

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If the waiters are rude and look down on you - then your in a fancy resturant. And one meal is what you normally pay for a weeks food - for 4! If the menu has prices on at all.

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