Meaning of dandiprat in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdandɪprat/


archaic, informal
  • A young or insignificant person.

    • ‘I am a self-obsessed dandiprat’
    • ‘But the cranes make war with them continually, against which they do most courageously defend themselves; for these little ends of men and dandiprats (whom in Scotland they call whiphandles and knots of a tar-barrel) are commonly very testy and choleric.’
    • ‘I simply see further evidence, if any were needed, that the man is a foppish dandiprat.’
    • ‘I have heard Muir: he is nothing but a dandiprat of a person - a little character that wants to turn off his bits of paragraphs neatly.’
    • ‘Not for him the luminous pinks and lime green footwear of the modern footballing dandiprat’
    insignificant person, nobody, nonentity, non-person, gnat, insect, cipher, pygmy


Early 16th century (denoting a coin worth three halfpence): of unknown origin.