dandy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scots dandy(a fop; one who is well-dressed). Of uncertain origin.

Possibly from Dandy, a diminutive of Andrew, yet the Scots word is used also in reference to women. Alternatively, possibly a back-formation of Scots dandilly, dandillie(one who is spoiled or pampered; a "pet"). Compare English dandle and dander.

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Adjective[edit]

dandy ‎(comparative dandier, superlative dandiest)

  1. Like a dandy, foppish.
  2. Very good; better than expected but not as good as could be.
    That's all fine and dandy, but how much does it cost?
  3. Excellent; first-rate.
    What a dandy little laptop you have.
    • 1924, Boys' Life (page 27)
      Grip Sures are dandy shoes for anything that comes along. Hiking, climbing, canoeing, around camp or in the gym — you can't have anything better.

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Noun[edit]

dandy ‎(plural dandies)

  1. A man very concerned about his clothes and his appearance.
  2. (Britain, nautical) A yawl, or a small after-sail on a yawl.
  3. A dandy roller.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English dandy.

Noun[edit]

dandy

  1. dandy

Declension[edit]

Inflection of dandy (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative dandy dandyt
genitive dandyn dandyjen
partitive dandyä dandyjä
illative dandyyn dandyihin
singular plural
nominative dandy dandyt
accusative nom. dandy dandyt
gen. dandyn
genitive dandyn dandyjen
partitive dandyä dandyjä
inessive dandyssä dandyissä
elative dandystä dandyistä
illative dandyyn dandyihin
adessive dandyllä dandyillä
ablative dandyltä dandyiltä
allative dandylle dandyille
essive dandynä dandyinä
translative dandyksi dandyiksi
instructive dandyin
abessive dandyttä dandyittä
comitative dandyineen

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English dandy.

Noun[edit]

dandy m ‎(plural dandys)

  1. dandy