jim-dandy
noun Etymology: from the name Jim Date: 1887 something excellent of its kind • jim-dandy adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jim-dandy — {n.}, {slang} Something wonderful; something very good. * /Tommy s new boat is really a jim dandy! I wish I had one like it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jim-dandy — {n.}, {slang} Something wonderful; something very good. * /Tommy s new boat is really a jim dandy! I wish I had one like it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • jim-dandy — /jim dan dee/, adj., n., pl. jim dandies. Informal. adj. 1. of superior quality; excellent: a jim dandy sports car. n. 2. something of superior quality or that is an excellent example of its kind: The new infirmary is a real jim dandy. [1875 80;… …   Universalium

  • jim-dandy — ☆ jim dandy [jim′dan′dē ] [Old Informal] Informal former n. [ JIM (used as an intens.) + DANDY] an excellent or very pleasing person or thing adj. excellent; very pleasing …   English World dictionary

  • jim-dandy — (n.) remarkable person or thing, 1844, perhaps from an old song, Dandy Jim of Caroline (1840s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jim-dandy — I. ˈjimˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Jim (nickname for James) + dandy : something fine or wonderful of its kind the bicycle he got as a gift was a jim dandy II. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • jim-dandy — adjective US colloquial: excellent, outstanding. THE tattered man stood musing. Well, he was reglar jim dandy fer nerve, want he, said he finally in a little awestruck voice. A reglar jim dandy. He thoughtfully poked one of the docile hands with… …   Wiktionary

  • jim-dandy — /dʒɪm ˈdændi/ (say jim dandee) Chiefly US Colloquial –adjective 1. fine or wonderful: to be just jim dandy. –noun 2. a fine or wonderful specimen of its kind. {Jim, nickname for James + dandy1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jim-dandy — noun slang Something wonderful; something very good. Tommy s new boat is really a jim dandy! I wish I had one like it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • jim dandy — See a jim dandy …   English idioms

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