dandiprat

[dan-dee-prat]
noun
  1. a silver coin of 16th-century England, equal to about twopence.
  2. 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.

Origin of dandiprat

First recorded in 1510–20; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for dandiprat

dandiprat

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

Word Origin for dandiprat

C16: of unknown origin
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