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dandify

[ dan-duh-fahy ]
/ ˈdæn dəˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), dan·di·fied, dan·di·fy·ing.

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

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Origin of dandify

First recorded in 1815–25; dandy + -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM dandify

dan·di·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dandify

dandify
/ (ˈdændɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to dress like or cause to resemble a dandy

Derived forms of dandify

dandification, noun
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