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jim-dandy

[jim-dan-dee] /ˈdʒɪmˈdæn di/
adjective
1.
of superior quality; excellent:
a jim-dandy sports car.
noun, plural jim-dandies.
2.
something of superior quality or that is an excellent example of its kind:
The new infirmary is a real jim-dandy.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; special use of Jim proper name + dandy1
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Word Origin and History for jim dandy

jim-dandy

n.

"remarkable person or thing," 1844, perhaps from an old song, "Dandy Jim of Caroline" (1840s).

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jim-dandy

adjective

: Anacin is a jim-dandy remedy

noun

A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, humdinger (1844+)

[perhaps fr an early 1840s song ''Dandy Jim of Caroline'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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