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dapper

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adjective dap·per \ˈda-pər\

Simple Definition of dapper

  • : having a neat appearance : dressed in attractive clothes

  • of clothing : attractive and of high quality

Full Definition of dapper

  1. 1 a :  neat and trim in appearance b :  very spruce and stylish

  2. 2 :  alert and lively in movement and manners

dap·per·ly adverb
dap·per·ness noun

Examples of dapper

  1. The students all looked very dapper in their uniforms.

  2. <the dapper gentleman drew admiring glances from all over the ballroom>



Origin of dapper

Middle English dapyr, from Middle Dutch dapper quick, strong; akin to Old High German tapfar heavy, Old Church Slavic debelŭ thick


First Known Use: 15th century



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