Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Scots dandy(a fop; one who is well-dressed). Of uncertain origin.

Possibly from Dandy, a diminutive of Andrew, yet the Scots word is used also in reference to women. Alternatively, possibly a back-formation of Scots dandilly, dandillie(one who is spoiled or pampered; a "pet"). Compare English dandle and dander.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dandy ‎(comparative dandier, superlative dandiest)

  1. Like a dandy, foppish.
  2. Very good; better than expected but not as good as could be.
    That's all fine and dandy, but how much does it cost?
  3. Excellent; first-rate.
    What a dandy little laptop you have.
    • 1924, Boys' Life (page 27)
      Grip Sures are dandy shoes for anything that comes along. Hiking, climbing, canoeing, around camp or in the gym — you can't have anything better.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

dandy ‎(plural dandies)

  1. A man very concerned about his clothes and his appearance.
  2. (Britain, nautical) A yawl, or a small after-sail on a yawl.
  3. A dandy roller.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See alsoEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English dandy.

NounEdit

dandy

  1. dandy

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of dandy (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative dandy dandyt
genitive dandyn dandyjen
partitive dandyä dandyjä
illative dandyyn dandyihin
singular plural
nominative dandy dandyt
accusative nom. dandy dandyt
gen. dandyn
genitive dandyn dandyjen
partitive dandyä dandyjä
inessive dandyssä dandyissä
elative dandystä dandyistä
illative dandyyn dandyihin
adessive dandyllä dandyillä
ablative dandyltä dandyiltä
allative dandylle dandyille
essive dandynä dandyinä
translative dandyksi dandyiksi
instructive dandyin
abessive dandyttä dandyittä
comitative dandyineen

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English dandy.

NounEdit

dandy m ‎(plural dandys)

  1. dandy