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dandify

[dan-duh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), dan·di·fied, dan·di·fy·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsdan·di·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Was she going to the races or a match, or a kettle-drum, that she must dandify herself with particular shades of color?

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 6

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British Dictionary definitions for dandify

dandify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to dress like or cause to resemble a dandy
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Derived Formsdandification, noun
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