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fancy dan

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dapper Dan

noun phrase

An ostentatiously well-groomed man, usually one not inured to hard work: the fancy Dans, dressed fit to kill (1940s+)

fancy Dan

noun phrase

  1. A skillful boxer with a weak punch (1940s+ Prizefight)
  2. A player who makes every play seem spectacular; hot dog, showboat (1927+ Baseball)
  3. A skillful, polished ball player: called Bush's abilities ''absolutely superb, a real fancy Dan'' (1980s+)

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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