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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dandy:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective dandy:


The word dandy is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun dandy

What does dandy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dandies

  1. a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  2. a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost

Definition of the adjective dandy

What does dandy mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more dandy / dandier | most dandy / dandiest

  1. very good

Alternative definition of the adjective dandy


  1. Like a dandy, foppish.
  2. Very good; better than expected but not as good as could be.
  3. Almost first rate.


  1. DANDY is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as DANDY fix, DANDY waypoint, fix DANDY, waypoint DANDY
  2. DANDY is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.


  1. Dandy is the member of musical group D'Bagindas.
  2. Dandy a.k.a. Danielle Mailer is a painter and the daughter of Adele Morales and Norman Mailer.
  3. Dandy a.k.a. E. Dandy is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Jim Dandy, jim-dandy, Ned Dandy, Dandy Jack, Dirc Dandy, Dandy Sakano, Trevor Dandy, Walter Dandy, Dandy Nichols, Raymond Dandy and many others.


Dandy is a fictional character from the 1982 film Donkey's Hide.


  1. "Dandy" is a 1966 song from The Kinks, appearing on their Face to Face album.
  2. "Dandy" is a musical EP of Herman's Hermits.
  3. "Dandy" is a musical single of Alain Souchon.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  4. "Dandy" is a cataloged instance, composition.


"Dandy" a.k.a. "La bande du drugstore" is a 2002 film directed by François Armanet.


  1. "Dandy" is a dungeon crawl computer game for the Atari 8-bit computers. Dandy was one of the first games to offer simultaneous, four-player, cooperative play and a built-in editor. It served as the inspiration for the popular Atari Gauntlet series.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • genres: Action-adventure game, Dungeon crawl
    • publisher: Atari Program Exchange
    • released in (32 years ago)
  2. "Dandy" is a video game.
    • designer: RamJam Corporation
    • developer: RamJam Corporation
    • genres: Maze, Action game
    • publisher: Electric Dreams Software
    • released in (29 years ago)


  1. Dandy: A dandy is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self. Historically, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain, a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background.
  2. Dandy was the mascot of the New York Yankees between 1979 and 1981. He was a large pinstriped bird that sported a Yankees hat. He had a mustache that gave him an appearance similar to that of former Yankee catcher Thurman Munson. His name was a play on the classic American folk song "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

Phrases with Dandy

Phrases starting with the word Dandy:

  1. dandy fever
  2. Dandy Globelet

Phrases ending with the word Dandy:

  1. jim-dandy
  2. Handy Dandy
  3. handy-dandy

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dandy

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Google previewSlang. A dictionary of the turf, the ring, the chase, the pit, of bon-ton, and the varieties of life, forming the completest and most authentic lexicon balatronicum ... of the sporting world, etc (1823)

by Jon BEE (pseud. [i.e. John Badcock.])

Dandy—an invention of 1816, and applied to persons whose extravagant dress called forth the sneers of the vulgar; they were mostly young men who had this designation, and they were charged with wearing stays—a mistake easily fallen ...

Google previewDictionary of Mental Handicap (2002)

by Mary P. Lindsey

Dandy Walker syndrome In this condition there is enlargement of the fluidfilled cavity of the brain known as the fourth cerebral ventricle. It expands due to the pressure ofthefluid inside it and forms a large saclike structure which presses on ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2014)

Walter Dandy (1886–1946) was an American neurosurgeon well known for introducing the procedures of ventriculography and pneumoencephalography, by which the ventricular system of the brain could be viewed radiographically.

Google previewThe Mark Twain Encyclopedia (1993)

by Christie Graves Hamric

"Dandy. Frightening. the. Squatter,. Hie". 203. "Double-Barreled Detective Story, A " 225...

On 1 May 1852 Boston's Carpet-Bag carried a funny story entitled "The Dandy Frightening the Squatter." The story was set in Hannibal, Missouri, on the ...

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Quotes about Dandy

But a dandy can never be a vulgar man. (Charles Baudelaire)
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Scrabble value of D2A1N1D2Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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