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.

Origin of jim-dandy

1875–80; special use of Jim (proper name) + dandy
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Word Origin and History for jim-dandy

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

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