[ jim-dan-dee ]

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

noun,plural jim-dan·dies.
  1. 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

Words Nearby jim-dandy

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How to use jim-dandy in a sentence

  • Well, it's a regular jim-dandy cracker-jack—some swell clump, eh?

    The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol
  • You can see he's a Jim dandy—and him to be wasting time on Peggy—it's sickening!

    The Whole Family | William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton
  • We had such a jim-dandy barn dance together at the Duffys, I thought we might try it again to-night.

  • There she is, and a jim-dandy of a track, too, plain as the hoof marks of a cayuse around a snubbing post!

  • Which meant that everything was jim-dandy as long as the wiring diagrams were labeled in the Cyrillic alphabet.

    The Foreign Hand Tie | Gordon Randall Garrett