The Red Badge of Courage

What did the tattered man mean by referring to Jim as a "reg'lar jim-dandy"?

in chapter 10

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A Jim-Dandy is defined as a person or thing that is a very "superior example" of its kind. The Tattered man uses this description for Jim because he commending him as a superior soldier. A nervy, brave, and courageous soldier!


The red badge of Courage/ Chapter 10

He simply means that Jim was an acceptable or satisfactory soldier.