- 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
pan•sy /ˈpænzi/USA pronunciation n. [countable],pl. -sies.
- a violet grown in many kinds, having flowers in many different, rich colors.
- [Slang](disparaging and offensive).
- a male homosexual.
- an effeminate man.