Moreover, it gave occasion for his dandyism and his love of display.
This young man is "void of understanding;" his dandyism will be chronic.
For it was as a Knight of the Garter that he had set the perfect seal on his dandyism.
There is no greater mistake than to suppose that dandyism is antagonistic to pluck.
Did some of the dandyism of the French dragoon survive in the old Philipsburgh farmer?
At this period, Balzac was passing through a second attack of dandyism.
His dress was fashionable, faultless, and eminently exquisite, cut in the most approved style of dandyism.
Mr. Horne was rather inclined to dandyism, in an innocent way.
Thus happy in the approval of his family, the young Count made a spirited beginning in the perilous and costly ways of dandyism.
Although framed perfectly upon the late Parisian school of dandyism, his, however, was the "ecole militaire."
c.1780, of uncertain origin; it first appeared in a Scottish border ballad:
I've heard my granny cracketc. In that region, Dandy is diminutive of Andrew (as it was in Middle English generally). The word was in vogue in London c.1813-1819. His female counterpart was a dandizette (1821) with French-type ending. The adjective dandy first recorded 1792; very popular c.1880-1900. Related: Dandified; dandify.
O' sixty twa years back
When there were sic a stock of Dandies O