Dan·dy n.; pl. Dandies
1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb.
2. Naut. (a) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set. (b) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen.
3. A dandy roller. See below.
Dandy brush, a yard whalebone brush.
Dandy fever. See Dengue.
Dandy line, a kind of fishing line to which are attached several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at each end.
Dandy roller, a roller sieve used in machines for making paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the paper.
adj : very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a
great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
[syn: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, great,
groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy,
slap-up, swell, smashing]
n : a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
[syn: dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell,
fashion plate, clotheshorse]
[also: dandiest, dandier]