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dan·dy / ˈdandē/ • n. (pl. -dies) 1. a man unduly devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance. 2. inf., dated an excellent thing of its kind: this umbrella is a dandy. • adj. (-di·er , -di·est ) 1. inf. excellent. 2. relating to or characteristic of a dandy. DERIVATIVES: dan·dy·ish adj. dan·dy·ism / -ˌizəm/ n.

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dandy beau, fop; the dandy the correct thing XVIII; applied to various trim or handy objects XIX. First recorded from the Scottish Border; perh. a shortening of jack-a-dandy pert fellow (XVII); the source of dandy remains unkn., but it may be ult. identical with Dandy, pet-form of Andrew.

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dandybaddy, caddie, caddy, daddy, faddy, kabaddi, laddie, paddy •alcalde, Chaldee, Fittipaldi, Vivaldi •Andy, bandy, brandy, candy, dandy, Gandhi, glissandi, handy, jim-dandy, Kandy, Mandy, modus operandi, Nandi, randy, Río Grande, sandhi, sandy, sforzandi, shandy •cadi, cardy, Guardi, Hardie, hardy, jihadi, lardy, Mahdi, mardy, Saadi, samadhi, tardy, Yardie •foolhardy • autostrade •already, Eddie, eddy, Freddie, heady, neddy, oven-ready, ready, reddy, steady, teddy, thready •bendy, effendi, Gassendi, modus vivendi, trendy, Wendy •Monteverdi, Verdi •Adie, Brady, lady, milady, Sadie, shady •landlady • charlady • saleslady •beady, greedy, needy, reedy, seedy, speedy, tweedy, weedy •wieldy •biddy, diddy, giddy, kiddie, middy, midi •higgledy-piggledy •Cindy, Hindi, indie, Indy, Lindy, Rawalpindi, shindy, Sindhi, Sindy, windy •perfidy • raggedy • tragedy • remedy •comedy, tragicomedy •Kennedy • Cassidy • accidie • subsidy •bona fide, Heidi, mala fide, tidy, vide

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