daintier


daintier
dain·ty || 'deɪntɪ adj. tasty, delicious; delicate, exquisite; finicky, fussy n. delicacy, something pleasing to the eye or the palate

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  • Daintier — Recorded in the spellings of Daintier, Dainter, Daintith, Daunter, Daynter and Danter, this unusual surname has confusing origins. It is probably early French but may be English. If French it may derive from the word digne meaning worthy, which… …   Surnames reference

  • Daintier — Dainty Dain ty, a. [Compar. {Daintier}; superl. {Daintiest}.] 1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Full many a deynt[ e] horse had he in stable. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Hence the proverb dainty maketh dearth, i. e., rarity makes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dainter — Recorded in the spellings of Daintier, Dainter, Daintith, Daunter, Daynter and Danter, this unusual surname has confusing origins. It is probably early French but may be English. If French it may derive from the word digne meaning worthy, which… …   Surnames reference

  • Danter — Recorded in the spellings of Daintier, Dainter, Daintith, Daunter, Daynter and Danter, this unusual surname has confusing origins. It is probably early French but may be English. If French it may derive from the word digne meaning worthy, which… …   Surnames reference

  • Daunter — Recorded in the spellings of Daintier, Dainter, Daintith, Daunter, Daynter and Danter, this unusual surname has confusing origins. It is probably early French but may be English. If French it may derive from the word digne meaning worthy, which… …   Surnames reference

  • Daintiest — Dainty Dain ty, a. [Compar. {Daintier}; superl. {Daintiest}.] 1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Full many a deynt[ e] horse had he in stable. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Hence the proverb dainty maketh dearth, i. e., rarity makes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daintrel — Dain trel, n. [From daint or dainty; cf. OF. daintier.] Adelicacy. [Obs.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dainty — Dain ty, a. [Compar. {Daintier}; superl. {Daintiest}.] 1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Full many a deynt[ e] horse had he in stable. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Hence the proverb dainty maketh dearth, i. e., rarity makes a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make dainty — Dainty Dain ty, a. [Compar. {Daintier}; superl. {Daintiest}.] 1. Rare; valuable; costly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Full many a deynt[ e] horse had he in stable. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Hence the proverb dainty maketh dearth, i. e., rarity makes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dainty — I. noun (plural dainties) Etymology: Middle English deinte high esteem, delight, from Anglo French deinté, from Latin dignitat , dignitas dignity, worth Date: 14th century 1. a. something delicious to the taste b. something choice or pleasing 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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