Definition of pansy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpænzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænzi//
    (pl. pansies)
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  1. 1 a small garden plant with brightly coloured flowers
  2. 2(taboo, slang) an offensive word for a homosexual man
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French pensée ‘thought, pansy’, from penser ‘think’, from Latin pensare, frequentative of pendere ‘weigh, consider’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pansy