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dan·dy

 (dăn′dē)
n. pl. dan·dies
1. A man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop.
2. Something very good or agreeable.
3. Nautical See yawl.
adj. dan·di·er, dan·di·est
1. Suggestive of or attired like a dandy; foppish.
2. Fine; good.

[Perhaps short for jack-a-dandy, fop.]

dan′di·ly adv.
dan′dy·ish adj.
dan′dy·ish·ly adv.
dan′dy·ism n.

dandy

(ˈdændɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a man greatly concerned with smartness of dress; beau
2. (Nautical Terms) a yawl or ketch
adj, -dier or -diest
informal very good or fine
[C18: perhaps short for jack-a-dandy]
ˈdandily adv
ˈdandyish adj
ˈdandyism n

dandy

(ˈdændɪ)
n
(Pathology) another name for dengue

dan•dy

(ˈdæn di)

n., pl. -dies, n.
1. a man excessively concerned about his clothes and appearance; fop.
2. something or someone of exceptional quality.
adj.
3. characteristic of a dandy; foppish.
4. fine; excellent; first-rate.
[1770–80; orig. uncertain]
dan′di•ly, adv.
dan′dy•ish, adj.
dan′dy•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dandy - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearancedandy - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
coxcomb, cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.dandy - a sailing vessel with two mastsdandy - a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
Adj.1.dandy - very gooddandy - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"

dandy

noun
1. fop, beau, swell (informal), blood (rare), buck (archaic), blade (archaic), peacock, dude (U.S. & Canad. informal), toff (Brit. slang), macaroni (obsolete), man about town, fop, popinjay, coxcomb a handsome young dandy
adjective
1. (Informal) excellent, great, fine, capital, splendid, first-rate Everything's fine and dandy.

dandy

adjective
Translations
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छैलछैलाबाँकारंगीला

dandy

[ˈdændɪ]
A. N (pej) (= man) → dandi m, petimetre m
B. ADJ (esp US) → excelente, chachi (Sp) , macanudo (LAm)
fine and dandyperfecto

dandy

[ˈdændi]
ndandy m, élégant m
adj (US) (= fine) to be dandy → aller bien
One minute everything is dandy, the next it all goes wrong → Un instant tout va bien, l'instant suivant rien ne va plus.
That'll be just dandy
BUT C'est parfait.
this was all fine and dandy but ... → c'était peut-être parfait mais ...

dandy

nDandy m, → Stutzer m (dated), → Geck m (dated)
adj (dated esp US inf) → prima (inf)

dandy

[ˈdændɪ]
1. ndandy m inv, elegantone m
2. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (Am) (fam) → fantastico/a
References in classic literature ?
I thought you'd got over the dandy period, but every now and then it breaks out in a new spot.
No town-bred dandy will compare with a country-bred one -- I mean a downright bumpkin dandy --a fellow that, in the dog-days, will mow his two acres in buckskin gloves for fear of tanning his hands.
Clare turned to go back his eye fell upon Tom, who was standing uneasily, shifting from one foot to the other, while Adolph stood negligently leaning against the banisters, examining Tom through an opera-glass, with an air that would have done credit to any dandy living.
A lady passed by, and a trim dandy lounged across the walk in such an apparently carefully timed way as to bring himself exactly in front of her when she got to him; he made no offer to step out of the way; he did not apologize; he did not even notice her.
You could not now traverse the gallery, once so hushed, nor enter the front chambers, once so tenantless, without encountering a smart lady's-maid or a dandy valet.
This young dandy who was making love to her could mean her no good.
Two years later, a young dandy, who was making a collection of the fine snuff-boxes of the last century, obtained from Madame du Val-Noble the chevalier's treasure.
But through the blood and the dirt and the rags a new Baynes shone forth--a handsomer Baynes than the dandy and the fop of yore.
On the first floor was Madame's bed-chamber, a large room papered in a flowered design and containing the portrait of Monsieur dressed in the costume of a dandy.
Kory-Kory, previous to mounting the elevation, paused for a moment, like a dandy at a ball-room door, to put a hasty finish to his toilet.
A flawless dandy, he would be annoyed if he were considered romantic.
It was that old glory that opened the series of companions of those morning rides; a series which extended through three successive Parisian spring-times and comprised a famous physiologist, a fellow who seemed to hint that mankind could be made immortal or at least everlastingly old; a fashionable philosopher and psychologist who used to lecture to enormous audiences of women with his tongue in his cheek (but never permitted himself anything of the kind when talking to Rita); that surly dandy Cabanel (but he only once, from mere vanity), and everybody else at all distinguished including also a celebrated person who turned out later to be a swindler.