Definition of gandy dancer in English:

gandy dancer

Line breaks: gandy dan¦cer
Pronunciation: /ˈɡandɪ ˌdɑːnsə
 
/

noun

North American informal
A track maintenance worker on a railway.
More example sentences
  • If I were a hobo I would call myself a gandy dancer, whether I worked for the railroad or not.
  • And, I'd see the gandy dancers coming down the tracks setting the rails and getting their ties straight.
  • The gandy dancers' expertise in railroad track maintenance and their work song tradition is unparalleled.

Origin

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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