Pronunciation: (dan'dē-prat"), [key]
1. a silver coin of 16th-century England, equal to about twopence.
a. a diminutive person; a dwarf, pygmy, or midget.
b. a person of small or childish mind; a silly, finicky, or puerile person.
c. a child.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.