Dandiprat Dan"di*prat, n. [Dandy + brat child.] 1. A little fellow; -- in sport or contempt. ``A dandiprat hop-thumb.'' --Stanyhurst. [1913 Webster]

2. A small coin. [1913 Webster]

Henry VII. stamped a small coin called dandiprats. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • dandiprat —    In the sixteenth century this word was variously applied to a small coin, to a person who was either physically or morally insignificant, or to a young lad. The origin of the word is not known, though the first element appears to be a form of… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • dandiprat — /dan dee prat /, n. 1. a silver coin of 16th century England, equal to about twopence. 2. Archaic. a. a diminutive person; a dwarf, pygmy, or midget. b. a person of small or childish mind; a silly, finicky, or puerile person. c. a child. [1510… …   Universalium

  • dandiprat — noun An insignificant or contemptible person …   Wiktionary

  • dandiprat — noun archaic, informal a young or insignificant person. Origin C16 (denoting a coin worth three halfpence): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • dandiprat — n. Dwarf, little fellow …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dandiprat — dan·di·prat …   English syllables

  • dandiprat — /ˈdændipræt/ (say dandeeprat) noun Obsolete 1. a small child. 2. an insignificant or silly person. {origin unknown; originally the name of a 16th century English coin worth 1½ pence} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dandiprat — ˈdandēˌprat noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown 1. : an English silver coin of the 16th century prob. worth twopence 2. a. : a little, insignificant, or contemptible person : dwarf …   Useful english dictionary

  • dandy — (dan di) s. m. Homme recherché dans sa toilette et exagérant les modes jusqu au ridicule. •   À l incroyable, au merveilleux, à l élégant, ces trois héritiers des petits maîtres, ont succédé le dandy, puis le lion, HONORÉ DE BALZAC dans le Dict.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dan|dy|prat — «DAN dee prat», noun. = dandiprat. (Cf. ↑dandiprat) …   Useful english dictionary

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