mall-fancy

mia0815

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Taiwanese
'Later we did find the hat, a crinkly pink-and-white-striped visor, mall-fancy from some chain haberdashery, and the Chief put it up for sale in our Bigtree Gift Shop for sixteen dollars [...]'

from Swamplandia! (a novel)

Does mall-fancy mean as fashionable as something purchased from shopping malls?
Please help. Thanks.
 
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    American English
    From M-W: fancy: noun, a liking formed by caprice rather than reason.

    So I read a mall-fancy as something that takes your fancy when you're in a mall.
     
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