adjectiveinformal North American
Fine, outstanding, or excellent.
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstanding
- ‘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.’
nouninformal North American
An excellent or notable person or thing.
- ‘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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