also DANDALIE, DANDILY
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1. spoiled by admiration, or by being made too much of;
celebrated for beauty; petted ...1500-20 Sc.
2. fancy, over-ornamented ...1895 Sc.
1. a woman spoiled by admiration; one conceited of her personal
appearance; a vain woman; a pet, a darling ...1697 Sc.
2. a young person who through over-indulgence is become feeble in body,
or pettish in temper, or both ...1808 Sc.
apparently a derivative of dandle (vb.)
Or, The Fortunate Shepherdess
A Poem in the Broad Scotch Dialect
By Alexander Ross, Schoolmaster at Lochlee, 1778
Songs. P. 162