jack-a-dandy

noun
jack-a-dan·​dy | \ ˌjakəˈdandē \
plural jack-a-dandies

Definition of jack-a-dandy

: a little dandy : a little foppish impertinent fellow

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History and Etymology for jack-a-dandy

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 18 May. 2021.

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