dandyism

noun
dan·dy·ism | \ˈdan-dē-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of dandyism 

1 : the style or conduct of a dandy

2 : a literary and artistic style of the latter part of the 19th century marked by artificiality and excessive refinement

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These shoes add an edge of dandyism to the classic derby. Max Berlinger, GQ, "The Best Black Derbies Are Durable All-Occasion Anti-Sneakers You Can Wear With Anything," 10 Jan. 2018 That’s a nod to Edwardian fashion that’s at the heart of dandyism. Errin Haines Whack, The Seattle Times, "Q&A with author of ‘Dandy Lion,’ which stylishly rejects black male stereotypes," 4 June 2017 There’s a transnational influence also present that is not necessarily present in traditional dandyism. Errin Haines Whack, The Seattle Times, "Q&A with author of ‘Dandy Lion,’ which stylishly rejects black male stereotypes," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of dandyism

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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