A staunchly conservative, good-looking South Carolinian.
That Stephen Colbert is a real Charleston dandy!
A term that one imagines is a Southern fried version of its British cousin "Yankee-Doodle Dandy" and perhaps harks back to old class divisions in the Palmetto State. Upstart Liberal Presidential candidate, in the South Carolina Republican Primary.
Stephen Colbert was described as a "Charleston dandy" by a group of South Carolina moms doing a Town Hall.