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adjective dap·per \ˈda-pər\

: having a neat appearance : dressed in attractive clothes

of clothing : attractive and of high quality

Full Definition of DAPPER

a :  neat and trim in appearance
b :  very spruce and stylish
:  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
DAPPERLY Defined for Kids


adjective dap·per \ˈda-pər\

Definition of DAPPER for Kids

:  neat and trim in dress or appearance


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