jack-a-dandy

noun

jack-a-dan·​dy
ˌjakəˈdandē
plural jack-a-dandies
: a little dandy : a little foppish impertinent fellow

Word History

Etymology

jack entry 1 + a (of) + dandy, of unknown origin

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“Jack-a-dandy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack-a-dandy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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