Dandy brush
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. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

3. A dandy roller. See below. [1913 Webster]

{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.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dandy-brush — danˈdy brush noun A stiff bristled brush for grooming a horse • • • Main Entry: ↑dandy …   Useful english dictionary

  • dandy brush — noun Etymology: probably from dandy (II) : a stiff brush used in cleaning and grooming animals …   Useful english dictionary

  • dandy-brush — /ˈdændi brʌʃ/ (say dandee brush) noun a stiff brush used for grooming horses, made of split whalebone, vegetable fibre, or the like …   Australian English dictionary

  • dandy brush — a brush with stiff, short bristles that is used for grooming animals, esp. horses. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • dandy brush — noun a coarse brush for grooming a horse …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy fever — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy line — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy roller — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dandy — n. & adj. n. (pl. ies) 1 a man unduly devoted to style, smartness, and fashion in dress and appearance. 2 colloq. an excellent thing. adj. (dandier, dandiest) esp. US colloq. very good of its kind; splendid, first rate. Phrases and idioms: dandy… …   Useful english dictionary

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