Definitions

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  • n. The manners and dress of a dandy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The manners and dress of a dandy; foppishness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The manners and dress of a dandy; foppishness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the manner and dress of a fop or dandy

Etymologies

dandy +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet the idealism implicit in his project, which, I have suggested, runs parallel to dandyism, is complicated by the awareness that the

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  • The rider, a young man with a very handsome face, and dressed with that peculiar care which we commonly call dandyism, cried out, good-humouredly, "Don't be afraid; the horse sha'n't hurt any of you.

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  • "And you could go on to argue that their particular kind of dandyism was socially conservative and even contributed to the Thatcher mood.

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  • Oscar Wilde's ability to skewer societal hypocrisies is masterful -- and his 1895 farce The Importance of Being Earnest is a pitch-perfect send-up of Victorian pseudo-morality and the embodiment of fin de siècle British dandyism.

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  • Oscar Wilde's ability to skewer societal hypocrisies is masterful -- and his 1895 farce The Importance of Being Earnest is a pitch-perfect send-up of Victorian pseudo-morality and the embodiment of fin de siècle British dandyism.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: The Importance of Being Earnest

  • The most amusing part, however, is that it's written by what one chronicler of dandyism (Captain Gronow) describes as a failed fashionophile, who "dressed in the worst possible taste, wore sparkling jewels on a dirty shirt front, and diamond rings on unwashed fingers."

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  • As such, the 1880s and 1890s found dandyism once more of good repute.

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  • Besides that, I'm given to foppishness and dandyism and always feel like I'm showing off when I dress up.

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  • Self-Portrait with Flowered Hat (1883/1888) is one of several instances exhibited here displaying changes to the image — the flowered hat itself and tendril-like brushwork across the face — to up the ante on dandyism, and tease us with anti-conventional stances.

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  • But much set him apart, particularly his dandyism, theatrics, and tireless self-promotion; above all, his widely-read books — a paradoxical enterprise for a semi-literate culinarian — propelled his renown, showcasing both his literary pretensions and popularizing bent.

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