Definition of jim-dandy in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʒɪmˈdandi
North American informal


Fine, outstanding, or excellent.
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  • 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.


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


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

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