flapper

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noun flap·per \ˈfla-pər\

Definition of flapper

  1. 1a :  something used in flapping or strikingb :  one that flapsc :  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


FLAPPER Defined for English Language Learners

flapper

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noun flap·per \ˈfla-pər\

Definition of flapper for English Language Learners

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


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