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jack-a-dandy

[ jak-uh-dan-dee ]
/ ˌdʒæk əˈdæn di /
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noun, plural jack-a-dan·dies.Older Use.
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Origin of jack-a-dandy

First recorded in 1625–35; Jack + a3 + dandy

OTHER WORDS FROM jack-a-dandy

jack-a-dan·dy·ism, noun
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