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  • "effeminate man, homosexual," 1904, from female name Nancy (q.v.), which was in use as an adjective meaning "effeminate" (applied to men) from 1883, a shortening of earlier Miss Nancy. Nancy boy "effeminate male homosexual" is attested by 1958.1883, 1904, 1958

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  • The Nance The Nance is a play written by Douglas Carter Beane. It involves the lives of burlesque performers during the 1930s. A "nance" was a camp stock character in vaudeville and burlesque. The play is a production of Lincoln Center Theater that premiered on Broadway in 2013. It received five Tony Award nominations, and won three awards. It starred Nathan Lane as Chauncey.
  • Nance (disambiguation) The nance is a fruit-bearing tree native to the tropical regions of North and South America.
  • Terence Nance Terence Nance is an American filmmaker, writer, director, actor and musician from Dallas, Texas. He is best known for his directing debut An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, and as the creator of the avant-garde TV "program" Random Acts of Flyness, which is produced by his production company MVMT and airs on HBO.
  • Nance (film) Nance is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Albert Ward and starring Isobel Elsom, James Lindsay and Ivan Samson. It was based on the novel Nance by Charles Garvice. It depicts the relationship between an aristocratic man and a working-class woman.
  • Malcolm Nance Malcolm Wrightson Nance is an American author and media commentator on terrorism, intelligence, insurgency, and torture. He is a former United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer specializing in naval cryptology.
  • Nance O'Neil Gertrude Lamson, known professionally as Nance O'Neil or Nancy O'Neil, was an American stage and film actress who performed in plays in various theatres around the world but worked predominantly in the United States between the 1890s and 1930s. At the height of her career, she was promoted on theatre bills and in period trade publications and newspapers as the "American Bernhardt".
  • Dimitri Nance Dimitri Othello Nance is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Arizona State and also played high school football at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas.
  • Albinus Nance Albinus Roberts Nance was an American politician. He served as a soldier during the American Civil War, and as the fourth Governor of Nebraska.
  • Nance Legins-Costley Nance Legins-Costley born Nance Legins Cox was the first African American slave legally freed by attorney Abraham Lincoln in 1841, twenty years before the start of the American Civil War.
  • Lynn Nance Lynn Sanford Nance is an American former college basketball coach. He also served as head coach at Iowa State, Central Missouri State, Saint Mary's, Washington, and Southwest Baptist.
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