dandiprat

dandiprat

[dan-dee-prat]
noun
1.
a silver coin of 16th-century England, equal to about twopence.
2.
Archaic.
a.
a diminutive person; a dwarf, pygmy, or midget.
b.
a person of small or childish mind; a silly, finicky, or puerile person.
c.
a child.

Origin:
1510–20; origin uncertain

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dandiprat (ˈdændɪˌpræt)
 
n
1.  a small English coin minted in the 16th century
2.  archaic
 a.  a small boy
 b.  an insignificant person
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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