Definitions for: Dandy


[n] a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
[adj] (informal) very good; "a bully pulpit"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dan"dy, n.; pl. Dandies. [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly
fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to
E. dandle. Senses 2&3 are of uncertain etymol.]
1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to
dress; a fop; a coxcomb.

2. (Naut.)
(a) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is
set.
(b) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small
boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen.

3. A dandy roller. See below.

Dandy brush, a yard whalebone brush.

Dandy fever. See Dengue.

Dandy line, a kind of fishing line to which are attached
several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at
each end.

Dandy roller, a roller sieve used in machines for making
paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the
paper.

Synonyms: bang-up, beau, bully, clotheshorse, corking, cracking, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, good, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, sheik, slap-up, smashing, swell, swell

See Also: adult male, Beau Brummell, Brummell, cockscomb, coxcomb, George Bryan Brummell, man

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