dandify

verb
dan·​di·​fy | \ ˈdan-di-ˌfī How to pronounce dandify (audio) \
dandified; dandifying

Definition of dandify

transitive verb

: to cause to resemble a dandy

Other Words from dandify

dandification \ ˌdan-​di-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce dandification (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of dandify

1823, in the meaning defined above

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