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n. pl. jim-dan·dies Informal
One that is very pleasing or excellent of its kind.

[Jim (nickname for James) + dandy.]

jim′-dan′dy adj.
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adj., n., pl. -dies. Informal. adj.
1. of superior quality; excellent.
2. something of outstanding quality or excellence.
[1875–80; Jim proper name + dandy]
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adj (US inf) → prima (inf), → klasse (inf)
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He opposes tax increases and thinks the deficit is jim-dandy as long as business investment is up.