from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An English coin worth three half-pence
- n. An insignificant or contemptible person
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little fellow; -- in sport or contempt.
- n. A small coin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little fellow; an urchin; a dwarf: a word of fondness or contempt.
- n. A small silver coin formerly current in England, equal to three halfpence.
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And then she remembered, with a fluttering heart, that she was likely to become a great lady and the peer of this fascinating dandiprat.
Therewithal she rightly apprehends the danger Bertram is in from the wordy, cozening squirt, the bedizened, scoundrelly dandiprat, who has so beguiled his youth and ignorance.
a son, even "if he had been a _cockney dandiprat_" (1582).
"Yes, you did, my dear; and it was not an easy thing for my dandiprat to do.
I guess you 're not sorry to see an old friend's face, are you. now that the dandiprat redcoats you've been gallivanting with have shown that they prefer running away to fighting? "was his greeting, as he held out his hand.
Arcangeli may crow over him, as it is, for having been kept by him a month at bay -- though even this much was not his doing; the little dandiprat Spreti was the real man. "