dandiprat

[ dan-dee-prat ]
/ ˈdæn diˌpræt /

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.

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Origin of dandiprat

First recorded in 1510–20; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for dandiprat

dandiprat
/ (ˈdændɪˌpræt) /

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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