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Meaning of DAPPER

Pronunciation:  'dapur

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"

DAPPER is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dashing, fashionable, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, smart, snappy, spiffy, spruce, stylish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dap"per\, a. [OE. daper; prob. fr. D. dapper brave,
valiant; akin to G. tapfer brave, OHG. taphar heavy, weighty,
OSlav. dobr[u^] good, Russ. dobrui. Cf. {Deft}.]
Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or
appearance; lively.

      He wondered how so many provinces could be held in
      subjection by such a dapper little man.  --Milton.

      The dapper ditties that I wont devise.   --Spenser.

      Sharp-nosed, dapper steam yachts.        --Julian

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