[syn: bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dandy \Dan"dy\ (d[a^]n"d[y^]), n.; pl. Dandies
(d[a^]n"d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow,
dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E.
dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.]
1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to
dress; a fop; a coxcomb.
(a) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is
(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
Dandy roller, a roller sieve used in machines for making
paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat,
nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell,
n 1: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
[syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau,
swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]
2: a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the
rudderpost [syn: yawl, dandy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
124 Moby Thesaurus words for "dandy":
Beau Brummel, OK, ace, ace-high, arbiter of fashion, bad, bang-up,
beau, beaut, blade, blood, bonzer, boss, boulevardier, buck, bully,
but good, capital, clotheshorse, clubman, clubwoman, conceited,
cool, corker, corking, coxcomb, coxcombical, crackerjack, daisy,
dandified, darb, deb, debutante, delicious, dilly, dream, ducky,
dude, exquisite, fab, famous, fashion plate, fashionable, fine,
fine and dandy, fine gentleman, first-class, first-rate,
first-string, fop, foppish, fribble, gallant, gear, glorious,
grand, great, groovy, heavy, honey, hot, humdinger, hunky-dory,
jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, jam-up, just dandy, keen, killer-diller,
knockout, lady-killer, lollapaloosa, lounge lizard, lulu, macaroni,
man-about-town, marvy, masher, mean, mondain, mondaine, neat,
nifty, nobby, okay, out of sight, peach, peachy, peachy-keen, pip,
pippin, popinjay, prime, puppy, rake, ripping, rum, scrumptious,
slap-up, smashing, socialite, solid, something else, spark,
spectacular, spiffing, spiffy, splendid, sport, stunning, subdeb,
subdebutante, superior, sweetheart, swell, swinger, taste-maker,
terrific, the nuts, tone-setter, tough, trend-setter, whiz,