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dandy

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noun dan·dy \ˈdan-dē\

Simple Definition of dandy

  • : a man who cares too much about his clothing and personal appearance

  • : something that is very good or impressive : a very good example of something

Full Definition of dandy

plural dandies

  1. 1 :  a man who gives exaggerated attention to personal appearance

  2. 2 :  something excellent in its class

dan·dy·ish play \-dē-ish\ adjective
dan·dy·ish·ly adverb

Examples of dandy

  1. That was a dandy of a game.

  2. <that dandy was willing to spend all day and hundreds of dollars just to get the perfect pair of shoes>



Origin of dandy

probably short for jack-a-dandy, from 1jack + a (of) + dandy (origin unknown)


First Known Use: circa 1780

Rhymes with dandy


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dandy

adjective dan·dy

Simple Definition of dandy

  • : very good

Full Definition of dandy

dan·di·erdan·di·est

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or suggestive of a dandy :  foppish

  2. 2 :  very good :  first-rate <a dandy place to stay>

Examples of dandy

  1. We thought something was wrong, but he said everything was just fine and dandy.

  2. <that's a dandy new racing bike>



1792

First Known Use of dandy

1792




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