jim-dandy

[ jim-dan-dee ]
/ ˈdʒɪmˈdæn di /
Informal.
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adjective

of superior quality; excellent: a jim-dandy sports car.

noun, plural jim-dan·dies.

something of superior quality or that is an excellent example of its kind: The new infirmary is a real jim-dandy.

Nearby words

  1. jim crow law,
  2. jim crow laws,
  3. jim crowism,
  4. jim dash,
  5. jim-crow,
  6. jim-jams,
  7. jiminy,
  8. jimjams,
  9. jimmie,
  10. jimmies

Origin of jim-dandy

1875–80; special use of Jim (proper name) + dandy

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Word Origin and History for jim-dandy

jim-dandy

n.

"remarkable person or thing," 1844, perhaps from an old song, "Dandy Jim of Caroline" (1840s).

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