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Other Dandy Definition

[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"

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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