Definition of dandyism in English:

dandyism

noun

  • See dandy

    • ‘His literary career, combined with his reputation for eccentricity, dandyism, and a love of dancing and theatre, prevented his preferment in the Church.’
    • ‘Gaston Monescu's refined taste, elegant dress, high British accent, and droll charm denote his dandyism from the film's beginning.’
    • ‘Just as historical dandyism took its fashion and performance cues from women, so too did the Hollywood version respond to a new screen woman, who helped create a context for the modernized dandy.’
    • ‘The rise of Brummell's dandyism, explains art historian Anne Hollander, marked the historical moment when men's clothes made the leap into democratic modernity.’
    • ‘Sometimes it embodied narrower military dandyism, as men sported rolled silk handkerchiefs instead of sword knots, slashed the seams housing the peaks of their caps to make them lie flatter, or shrank berets to eliminate floppiness.’
    • ‘Eustache always retains a trace of dandyism, whereas Pialat is fundamentally a proletarian.’

Pronunciation

dandyism

/ˈdandɪˌɪz(ə)m/