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dandy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dandy  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dandy 
  adj  :  (informal)  very  good;  "a  bully  pulpit";  "a  cool  sports  car"; 
  "had  a  great  time  at  the  party";  "you  look  simply 
  smashing"  [syn:  {bang-up},  {bully},  {cool},  {corking}, 
  {cracking},  {great},  {groovy},  {keen},  {neat},  {nifty}, 
  {not  bad(p)},  {peachy},  {slap-up},  {swell},  {smashing}] 
  n  :  a  man  who  is  much  concerned  with  his  dress  and  appearance 
  [syn:  {dude},  {fop},  {gallant},  {sheik},  {beau},  {swell}, 
  {fashion  plate},  {clotheshorse}] 




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