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dandy +‎ -ish


dandyish (comparative more dandyish, superlative most dandyish)

  1. Characteristic of or resembling the style of a dandy.
    • 1916, James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Chapter 2,[1]
      The latter was a stranger to him but in the darkness, by the aid of the glowing cigarette tips, he could make out a pale dandyish face over which a smile was travelling slowly, a tall overcoated figure and a hard hat.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 3,
      As he crossed the drawing room he acknowledged himself with a flattered smile in a mirror. He was wearing a wing collar, and something dandyish in him, some memory of the licence and discipline of being in a play, lifted his mood.