Definition of dapper
- looked very dapper in their uniforms
- a dapper new suit
- a dapper old gentleman
The students all looked very dapper in their uniforms.
the dapper gentleman drew admiring glances from all over the ballroom
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: having a neat appearance : dressed in attractive clothes
of clothing : attractive and of high quality
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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