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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
erinomainenkeikarikeikarimainenmainiomesaani
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 ?
Smart maids, with the rosiest children I ever saw, handsome girls, looking half asleep, dandies in queer English hats and lavender kids lounging about, and tall soldiers, in short red jackets and muffin caps stuck on one side, looking so funny I longed to sketch them.
I thought you dandies never got up till two, and were not visible till five.
The viscount, therefore, remained in the room watching Christine as she slowly returned to life, while even the joint managers, Debienne and Poligny, who had come to offer their sympathy and congratulations, found themselves thrust into the passage among the crowd of dandies.
Thus he came along, supporting himself on a curiously carved stick, his aged countenance lit up with happiness, looking for all the world like one of the aged dandies of 1796, parading the newly opened gardens of the Tuileries and Luxembourg.
The fur companies no longer assemble there; the navigation of the lake is carried on by steamboats and various shipping, and the race of traders, and trappers, and voyageurs, and Indian dandies, have vapored out their brief hour and disappeared.
I hear she went to the Opera on Monday night, and told Tommy Rufford at supper that, as far as she could see, London Society was entirely made up of dowdies and dandies.