WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dan•di•prat  (dandē prat′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Currencya silver coin of 16th-century England, equal to about twopence.
  2. [Archaic.]
    • a diminutive person;
      a dwarf, pygmy, or midget.
    • a person of small or childish mind;
      a silly, finicky, or puerile person.
    • a child.
  • origin, originally uncertain 1510–20

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