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[pan-zee] /ˈpæn zi/

a female given name.
noun (pl) -sies
any violaceous garden plant that is a variety of Viola tricolor, having flowers with rounded velvety petals, white, yellow, or purple in colour See also wild pansy
(slang, offensive) an effeminate or homosexual man or boy


mid-15c., from Middle French pensée “a pansy,” literally “thought, remembrance,” from fem. past participle of penser “to think,” from Latin pensare “consider,” frequentative of pendere “to weigh” (see pensive). So called because it was regarded as a symbol of thought or remembrance. Meaning “effeminate homosexual man” is first recorded 1929.


: Stage and screen voices in recent years have become so pansy



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