dandiprat

[dan-dee-prat]

noun

a silver coin of 16th-century England, equal to about twopence.
Archaic.
  1. a diminutive person; a dwarf, pygmy, or midget.
  2. a person of small or childish mind; a silly, finicky, or puerile person.
  3. a child.

Nearby words

  1. dancy,
  2. dandelion,
  3. dander,
  4. dandie dinmont,
  5. dandify,
  6. dandle,
  7. dandolo,
  8. dandong,
  9. dandruff,
  10. dandy

Origin of dandiprat

First recorded in 1510–20; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for dandiprat

dandiprat

noun

a small English coin minted in the 16th century
archaic
  1. a small boy
  2. an insignificant person

Word Origin for dandiprat

C16: of unknown origin

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