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flapper

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noun flap·per \ˈfla-pər\

Simple Definition of flapper

  • : a young woman in the 1920s who dressed and behaved in a way that was considered very modern

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flapper

  1. 1 a :  something used in flapping or striking b :  one that flaps c :  flipper 1

  2. 2 :  a young woman; specifically :  a young woman of the period of World War I and the following decade who showed freedom from conventions (as in conduct)

Circa 1570

First Known Use of flapper

circa 1570


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