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jack-a-dandy

[jak-uh-dan-dee]
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noun, plural jack-a-dan·dies. Older Use.
  1. dandy(def 1).

Origin of jack-a-dandy

First recorded in 1625–35; Jack + a3 + dandy
Related formsjack-a-dan·dy·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for jack-a-dandy

Historical Examples

  • Because they're in the next room, and the door's shut; that's vy, my jack-a-dandy!

    Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III)

    W. Harrison Ainsworth

  • You're the contempt of the whole court, you are—you jack-a-dandy!