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dandy

play
noun dan·dy \ˈdan-dē\

Definition of dandy

plural

dandies

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

  2. 2 :  something excellent in its class

dandyish

play \-dē-ish\ adjective

dandyishly

adverb

Examples of dandy in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of dandy

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


First Known Use: circa 1780


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dandy

adjective dan·dy

Definition of dandy

dandier

dandiest

  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 in a sentence

  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



DANDY Defined for English Language Learners

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dandy

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noun dan·dy \ˈdan-dē\

Definition of dandy for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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dandy

adjective dan·dy

Definition of dandy for English Language Learners

  • : very good


DANDY Defined for Kids

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dandy

play
noun dan·dy \ˈdan-dē\

Definition of dandy for Students

plural

dandies

  1. 1 :  a man who is extremely interested in his clothes and appearance

  2. 2 :  something excellent or unusual


2

dandy

play
adjective dan·dy

Definition of dandy for Students

dandier

dandiest

  1. :  very good <We had a dandy time.>



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