Definition of dandy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdændi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdændi//
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(pl. dandies) (old-fashioned) a man who cares a lot about his clothes and appearance Word Originlate 18th cent.: perhaps a shortened form of 17th-cent. Jack-a-dandy ‘conceited fellow’ (the last element representing Dandy, a pet form of the given name Andrew).
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