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Meaning of DANDY

Pronunciation:  'dandee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  2. [adj]  (informal) very good; "a bully pulpit"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

DANDY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bang-up, beau, bully, clotheshorse, corking, cracking, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, good, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, sheik, slap-up, smashing, swell, swell
 See Also: adult male, Beau Brummell, Brummell, cockscomb, coxcomb, George Bryan Brummell, man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dan"dy\, n.; pl. {Dandies}. [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly
fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to
E. dandle. Senses 2&3 are of uncertain etymol.]
1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to
   dress; a fop; a coxcomb.

2. (Naut.)
   (a) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is
   (b) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small
       boats; -- called also {jigger}, and {mizzen}.

3. A dandy roller. See below.

{Dandy brush}, a yard whalebone brush.

{Dandy fever}. See {Dengue}.

{Dandy line}, a kind of fishing line to which are attached
   several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at
   each end.

{Dandy roller}, a roller sieve used in machines for making
   paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the

Thesaurus Terms
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