Definition of jim-dandy in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʒɪmˈdandi/
North American informal


Fine, outstanding, or excellent.
Example sentences
  • It makes jim-dandy sense that Kureishi is so acclaimed.
  • This is a jim-dandy illusion, and it's still available.
  • No, no, no, I'm not saying that theistic beliefs are a prerequisite for coming up with a jim-dandy moral code.


An excellent or notable person or thing.
Example sentences
  • He must have been a jim-dandy of a boy.


Late 19th century: from the given name Jim (pet form of James) + dandy.

Words that rhyme with jim-dandy

Andy, bandy, brandy, candy, dandy, Gandhi, glissandi, handy, Kandy, Mandy, modus operandi, Nandi, randy, Río Grande, sandhi, sandy, sforzandi, shandy
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