dandy fever


dandy fever
(in the West Indies) dengue.
[1820-30; prob. < West Indian Creole, of Afr orig.]

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  • Dandy fever — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy-fever — (spr. fīwer), soviel wie Denguefieber …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • dandy-fever — see dandy2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dandy fever — noun an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints • Syn: ↑dengue, ↑dengue fever, ↑breakbone fever • Hypernyms: ↑infectious disease * * * ˈdandē noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dandy fever — An acute mosquito borne viral illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with headache, fever, prostration, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) and rash. The presence (the “dengue triad”) of fever,… …   Medical dictionary

  • dandy-fever — n. Dengue, break bone fever …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Dandy — Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or gives… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy brush — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy line — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dandy roller — Dandy Dan dy (d[a^]n d[y^]), n.; pl. {Dandies} (d[a^]n d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow, dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E. dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.] 1. One who affects special finery or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English