verb (used with object), dan·di·fied, dan·di·fy·ing.

to make into or cause to resemble a dandy or fop.

Origin of dandify

First recorded in 1815–25; dandy + -fy
Related formsdan·di·fi·ca·tion, noun
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verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to dress like or cause to resemble a dandy
Derived Formsdandification, noun
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