flapper

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noun flap·per \ ˈfla-pər \

Definition of flapper

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

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First Known Use of flapper

circa 1570


FLAPPER Defined for English Language Learners

flapper

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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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