Definition of "dandy" [dan•dy]

  • A man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; a fop. (noun)
  • Something very good or agreeable. (noun)
  • Nautical See yawl. (noun)
  • Suggestive of or attired like a dandy; foppish. (adjective)
  • Fine; good. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dandy" in a sentence
  • "Say, that's a dandy pin you've got on, simply _dandy_!"
  • "What amuses me most is that the ultra-conservatives who yell and scream about casino gambling being a sin, etc., think it's freekin dandy when Wall Street invents transactions to do the same thing and purposefully makes them so complicated that it's hard to discern that it's just plain old gambling at its core."
  • "So your dandy is promoting a 60s era NIMBY mindset that is likely just headed towards making the socially disadvantaged even more entrenched in their poverty, and more desperate in their behaviours."