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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 ?
As this dandy of Melanesia leaped into the sunshine, the Snider rifle in his hands came into position, aimed from his hip, the generous muzzle bearing directly on Van Horn.
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.
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.
Above this floor was a large atelier, which had been increased in size by pulling down the partitions -- a pandemonium, in which the artist and the dandy strove for preeminence.
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.
What definite idea can a body attach to such expressions as "methodical Jack o' Dandy," or "a systematical Will o' the Wisp"?
Regardless of his gloves, Dandy tore after him, and the rest swarmed in every direction as if bent on breaking their necks and dislocating their joints as rapidly as possible.
Raskolnikov felt furious; he had a sudden longing to insult this fat dandy in some way.
Dat bloke was a dandy," said Pete, in conclusion, "but he hadn' oughta made no trouble.
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.
The driver was a young man of three-or four-and-twenty, with a cigar between his teeth; wearing a dandy cap, drab jacket, breeches of the same hue, white neckcloth, stick-up collar, and brown driving-gloves--in short, he was the handsome, horsey young buck who had visited Joan a week or two before to get her answer about Tess.
Yes, if there has been nothing that ought not to have been, old as I am, I'd have called him out to the barrier, the young dandy.