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Dan·dy

(dan'dē),
Walter E., U.S. neurosurgeon, 1886-1946. See: Dandy operation, Dandy-Walker syndrome.
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There remains, superficially, a martyr-like connotation to many dandyish displays: Wilde in the slammer, accused of gross indecency; Radclyffe Hall vigorously defending her wretched novel; Wallace Thurman toying with primitivist notions of the African-American male.
DID you see when the dandyish star took his 'brand' of humour across the pond for the MTV Awards?
A solicitor by profession, Mr Abse became a flamboyant figure in Westminster, renowned for his dandyish attire.
She drops her shuttle as Telemachus hastens to her (in dandyish boots, embroidered velvet trunkhose and codpiece and slash-cut jerkin) to astound her and dismay her suitors with his news; speedily followed by Ulysses himself, who ironically doffs his hat at the door as he enters the room.
Earlier, Edward Alexander Leeper Dunlop had lounged in the witness box; tall, thin, fair hair, light blue jacket, shirt and tie, at a dandyish, even foppish angle.
These are Frusta ("The Scourge"), caustic criticizer of man and universe, and the dandyish Duca, a latter-day Robin Goodfellow of Shakespearean fame ("Lord, what fools these mortals be
Montalvo's official definition of the technosexual is: a dandyish narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban lifestyle & gadgets; a straight man who is in touch with his feminine side but has fondness for electronics such as cell phones, PDA's, computers, software, and the web.
At such moments Irving's often-noted literary ticks (irony, comedy, the mild and dandyish amusement of his narrating voices) start to take on an ideological import.
Best known for: His (now shorn) flowing locks, dandyish outfits and love of colourful interior design.
Wearing dirty white in dishevelment as delicate as the falling draperies on a dandyish Renaissance Saint.
The group came out of the dandyish New Romantic scene in London at the start of the 80s.
Parodic, pointedly anachronistic, even dandyish, the device recalls a time when the dandy was the natural province of the leisured aristocrat, but is now one of many modes that the woman and her text may, at will, dress up in.