dandification

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dandy +‎ -fication

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌdæn.dɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/, /ˌdæn.də.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

dandification (countable and uncountable, plural dandifications)

  1. The condition or state of a man who is overly concerned about his clothes and appearance.
    • 2010, Graham Robb, Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris, page 122:
      About twenty young men in varying states of dilapidation and dandification sat and sprawled around a table covered in green baize.

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