fancier

Part of speech: noun

A breeder and seller of birds and animals; an amateur.

Part of speech: noun

A dreamer.

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Usage examples "fancier":

  1. I do more in the dog fancier line than I do with boxing, but there is nothing I like better than getting the gloves on with an amateur who is likely to be a credit to me. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.
  2. The father was respectable and tight, a mortgage fancier and a stern, upright collection- plate passer and forecloser. - "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.
  3. Ability to mature for the fall shows is a decidedly practical quality that the fancier breeds into his chickens. - "The Dollar Hen", Milo M. Hastings.