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: something used in flapping or striking
: one that flaps
: flipper sense 1
: a young woman
: a young woman of the period of World War I and the following decade who showed freedom from conventions (as in conduct)
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circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: a young woman in the 1920s who dressed and behaved in a way that was considered very modern
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