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Definitions of dandy

  1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A dandy roller. See below. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; - called also jigger, and mizzen. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A fop; a man who gives a great deal of attention to dress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A foppish, silly fellow: one who pays much attention to dress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Dandyism. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A man fastidious in dress and affected in manner; a fop. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A fop; one finically devoted to dress. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. One who dresses to excess, like a doll; a fop; a coxcomb. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Slang, excellent or very fine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Dandyish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. In the style of a fop. See Dandle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for dandy

  1. I shall soon be back again, Miss Rose, with Dandy – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. I only once saw him whilst he was in the army, and only remember him as a great dandy but I must say that he had the excuse that everything he wore became him. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
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