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Definition 1: a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dandy in the sense of this definition

(dandy is a kind of ...) a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

Definition 2: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for dandy in the sense of this definition

(dandy is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

(... is a kind of dandy ) a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

(... is a kind of dandy ) a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms

"Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"

(... is an instance of dandy) English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)

Definition 3: very good - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dandy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did a bully job
  • a neat sports car
  • had a great time at the party
  • you look simply smashing
  • we had a grand old time

Synonyms for dandy in the sense of this definition

(dandy is similar to ...) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

"good news from the hospital" "a good report card" "when she was good she was very very good" "a good knife is one good for cutting" "this stump will make a good picnic table" "a good check" "a good joke" "a good exterior paint" "a good secretary" "a good dress for the office"

(dandy is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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