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dandy

dan·dy

dandy

 
pronunciation:
daen di
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
inflections: dandies
definition 1: a man who is greatly concerned about the smartness of his clothing and appearance.
His father was somewhat of a dandy, who possessed a dazzling collection of exquisitely tailored suits.
synonyms:
beau
antonyms:
sloven
similar words:
clotheshorse, coxcomb, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, peacock
definition 2: (informal) something excellent or especially pleasing.
That new car of yours is a dandy!
synonyms:
beaut, gem, humdinger, jim-dandy
antonyms:
dud
similar words:
beauty
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: dandier, dandiest
definition 1: (informal) very fine; pleasing; excellent.
Now that's a dandy idea!That sure is a dandy new fishing rod you got for your birthday.
synonyms:
excellent, great, jim-dandy, super, swell, terrific
antonyms:
lousy
similar words:
famous, fine, first-rate, superb
definition 2: appropriate to a man who is a dandy.
He has an assortment of dandy ties to match his elegant Italian suits.
synonyms:
dapper, natty, rakish, spruce
similar words:
jaunty, swank
derivations: dandyish (adj.), dandily (adv.), dandyism (n.)