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dandy

[ dan-dee ]
/ 藞d忙n di /
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noun, plural dan路dies.
a man who is excessively concerned about his clothes and appearance; a fop.
Informal. something or someone of exceptional or first-rate quality: Your reply was a dandy.
adjective, dan路di路er, dan路di路est.
characteristic of a dandy; foppish.
Informal. fine; excellent; first-rate: a dandy vacation spot.
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Origin of dandy

First recorded in 1770鈥80; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM dandy

dan路di路ly, dan路dy路ish路ly, dan路di路a路cal路ly [dan-dahy-uhk-lee], /d忙n藞da瑟 蓹k li/, adverbdan路dy路ish, dan路di路a路cal, adjectivedan路dy路ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dandy (1 of 2)

dandy1
/ (藞d忙nd瑟) /

noun plural -dies
a man greatly concerned with smartness of dress; beau
a yawl or ketch
adjective -dier or -diest
informal very good or fine

Derived forms of dandy

dandily, adverbdandyish, adjectivedandyism, noun

Word Origin for dandy

C18: perhaps short for jack-a-dandy

British Dictionary definitions for dandy (2 of 2)

dandy2
/ (藞d忙nd瑟) /

noun
another name for dengue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with dandy

dandy

see fine and dandy.

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