dandy

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdændi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdændi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dandē)

Inflections of 'dandy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
dandier
adj comparative
dandiest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'dandy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": dandies

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dan•dy /ˈdændi/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -dies, adj.,  -di•er, -di•est. 
n. [countable]
  1. a man overly concerned about his appearance;
    fop.
  2. Informal Termssomething or someone of exceptional or excellent quality:Look at this new car; isn't it a dandy?

adj. 
  1. Informal Termsfine;
    excellent;
    first-rate;
    very good:a dandy idea.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dan•dy  (dandē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -dies, adj.,  -di•er, -di•est. 
n. 
  1. a man who is excessively concerned about his clothes and appearance; a fop.
  2. Informal Termssomething or someone of exceptional or first-rate quality:Your reply was a dandy.

adj. 
  1. characteristic of a dandy;
    foppish.
  2. Informal Termsfine;
    excellent;
    first-rate:a dandy vacation spot.
dandi•ly, dandy•ish•ly, dan•di•a•cal•ly  (dandē),USA pronunciation adv.  dandy•ish, dan•dia•cal, adj. 
dandy•ism, n. 
  • origin, originally uncertain 1770–80

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dandy /ˈdændɪ/ n ( pl -dies)
  1. a man greatly concerned with smartness of dress; beau
  2. a yawl or ketch
adj ( -dier, -diest)
  1. informal very good or fine
Etymology: 18th Century: perhaps short for jack-a-dandy

ˈdandyish adj
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
den•gue  (denggā, -gē),USA pronunciation n. [Pathol.]
  1. Pathologyan infectious, eruptive fever of warm climates, usually epidemic, characterized esp. by severe pains in the joints and muscles. Also called  dengue fe′ver. 
  • American Spanish
  • 1820–30, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dengue /ˈdɛŋɡɪ/, dandy /ˈdændɪ/ n
  1. an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rash
    Also called: breakbone fever
Etymology: 19th Century: from Spanish, probably of African origin; compare Swahili kidinga
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