dapper

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adjective dap·per \ˈda-pər\

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

dapperly

adverb

dapperness

noun

Examples of dapper in a sentence

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

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

Origin and Etymology 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


DAPPER Defined for English Language Learners

dapper

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adjective dap·per \ˈda-pər\

Definition of dapper for English Language Learners

  • : having a neat appearance : dressed in attractive clothes

  • of clothing : attractive and of high quality


DAPPER Defined for Kids

dapper

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adjective dap·per \ˈda-pər\

Definition of dapper for Students

  1. :  neat and trim in dress or appearance



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