jack-a-dandy

  • 1 jack-a-dandy — jack a dandyism, n. /jak euh dan dee/, n., pl. jack a dandies. Older Use. dandy (def. 1). [1625 35; JACK + a ( < ?) + DANDY] * * * …

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  • 2 Jack-a-dandy — Jack a dan dy, n. A little dandy; a little, foppish, impertinent fellow. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Jack-A-Dandy — Superherobox| comic color=background:#FF0000 character name=Jack A Dandy real name= publisher=Image Comics Maximum Press Awesome Entertainment Arcade Comics (upcoming) debut= Supreme creators=Alan Moore Rob Liefeld alliance… …

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  • 4 jack-a-dandy — jack a dan·dy …

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  • 5 jack-a-dandy — ˌjakəˈdandē noun (plural jack a dandies) Etymology: jack (I) + a (of) + dandy, of unknown origin : a little dandy : a little foppish impertinent fellow …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 jack-a-dandy — n. Beau, fop, coxcomb, dandy, dandiprat, exquisite, popinjay, macaroni, jackanapes, man of dress, man milliner, vain fellow …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 7 jack-a-dandy — n dandy, dude, fop, coxcomb, Beau Brummel, Sl. peacock, popinjay, fancy Dan, silk sock Sam; prettyboy, exquisite, silk stocking, fashion plate, clotheshorse; zoot suiter, macaroni, sharp dresser, fashionable; blade, gay blade, buck, Chiefly Brit …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 8 Jack an' Dandy — Cockney Rhyming Slang Handy …

    English dialects glossary

  • 9 Jack the Dandy — Cockney Rhyming Slang Brandy …

    English dialects glossary

  • 10 Dandy — Dandy: Die Bezeichnung für »eleganter junger Mann« ist eine Entlehnung aus gleichbed. engl. dandy. Das engl. Wort ist im frühen 19. Jh. in London aufgekommen und bald darauf in die deutsche Sprache gedrungen. Seine Herkunft ist unklar,… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 11 dandy — / daendi/, it. / dɛndi/ s. ingl. [prob. dalla forma vezz. del nome proprio Andrew, o abbrev. di jack a dandy elegantone, damerino ], usato in ital. al masch. [uomo che cura molto il proprio aspetto, valorizza lo stile e le belle maniere e ostenta …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 12 Dandy — This article is about the persons. For other uses, see Dandy (disambiguation). Sporty Parisian dandies of the 1830s: a girdle helped one achieve this silhouette. The man on the left wears a frock coat, the man on the right wears a morning coat …

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  • 13 dandy — (dan di) s. m. Homme recherché dans sa toilette et exagérant les modes jusqu au ridicule. •   À l incroyable, au merveilleux, à l élégant, ces trois héritiers des petits maîtres, ont succédé le dandy, puis le lion, HONORÉ DE BALZAC dans le Dict.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 dandy — I. noun (plural dandies) Etymology: probably short for jack a dandy, from 1jack + a (of) + dandy (origin unknown) Date: circa 1780 1. a man who gives exaggerated attention to personal appearance 2. something excellent in its class • dandyish… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 dandy — Synonyms and related words: Beau Brummel, OK, ace, ace high, arbiter of fashion, bad, bang up, beau, beaut, blade, blood, bonzer, boss, boulevardier, buck, bully, but good, capital, clotheshorse, clubman, clubwoman, conceited, cool, corker,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 dandy — [18] The first record of the word dandy comes in Scottish border ballads of the late 18th century, but by the early 19th century it had become a buzz term in fashionable London society. It is generally explained as being an abbreviation of jack a …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 dandy — [18] The first record of the word dandy comes in Scottish border ballads of the late 18th century, but by the early 19th century it had become a buzz term in fashionable London society. It is generally explained as being an abbreviation of jack a …

    Word origins

  • 18 dandy — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 a man unduly devoted to style, smartness, and fashion in dress and appearance. 2 colloq. an excellent thing. adj. (dandier, dandiest) esp. US colloq. very good of its kind; splendid, first rate. Phrases and idioms: dandy… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 dandy — noun (plural dandies) 1》 a man unduly concerned with a stylish and fashionable appearance. 2》 informal, dated an excellent thing of its kind. adjective (dandier, dandiest) N. Amer. informal excellent. Derivatives dandiacal dan dʌɪək(ə)l adjective …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 dandy — n. 1. Beau, fox, coxcomb, exquisite, popinjay, macaroni, jackanapes, jack a dandy, man of dress, man milliner, vain fellow, cicisbeo. 2. Sloop rigged vessel. 3. Boatman, waterman (on the Ganges). 4. Dandy roller (in paper machine) …

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