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Dandy vs. Dapper

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Dandyadjective

Like a dandy, foppish.

Dapperadjective

Neat, trim.

Dandyadjective

Very good; better than expected but not as good as could be.

‘That's all fine and dandy, but how much does it cost?’;

Dapperadjective

Stylishly dressed, neatly dressed, spiffy.

Dandyadjective

Excellent; first-rate.

‘What a dandy little laptop you have.’;

Dapperadjective

Quick; little and active.

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Dandynoun

A man very concerned about his clothes and his appearance.

Dapperadjective

Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.

‘He wondered how so many provinces could be held in subjection by such a dapper little man.’; ‘The dapper ditties that I wont devise.’; ‘Sharp-nosed, dapper steam yachts.’;

Dandynoun

A yawl, or a small after-sail on a yawl.

Dapperadjective

marked by smartness in dress and manners;

‘a dapper young man’; ‘a jaunty red hat’;

Dandynoun

A dandy roller.

Dandynoun

One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to dress; a fop; a coxcomb.

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Dandynoun

A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is set.

Dandynoun

A dandy roller. See below.

Dandynoun

a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Dandyadjective

very good;

‘he did a bully job’; ‘a neat sports car’; ‘had a great time at the party’; ‘you look simply smashing’;

Dandy

A dandy, historically, 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. A dandy could be a self-made man who strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain.

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