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DAN'DIPRAT, n. A fellow; an urchin; a word of fondness or contempt.

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DAN'DIPRAT, n. A fellow; an urchin; a word of fondness or contempt.

DAN'DI-PRAT, n. [Fr. dandin, a ninny; It. dondolone, a loiterer; dondolo, any thing swinging; dondolare, to swing, to loiter. The Sp. and Port. tonto, a dolt, may be of the same family. Qu. prat.]

A little fellow; an urchin: a word of fondness or contempt. Johnson.

  1. A little fellow; -- in sport or contempt.

    "A dandiprat hop-thumb." Stanyhurst.
  2. A small coin.

    Henry VII. stamped a small coin called dandiprats. Camden.

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DAN'DIPRAT, noun A fellow; an urchin; a word of fondness or contempt.

DAN'DLE, verb transitive

1. To shake or jolt on the knee, as an infant; to move up and down in the hand; literally, to amuse by play.

Ye shall be dandled on her knees. Isaiah 66:12.

2. To fondle; to amuse; to treat as a child; to toy with.

I am ashamed to be dandled thus. Addison.

3. To delay; to protract by trifles.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CONSENESCENCE, CONSENESCENCY, n. [L., to grow old.] A growing old; decay from age; as the consenescence of the world.

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