Definition of Flapper

1. Noun. A young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress.

Generic synonyms: Fille, Girl, Miss, Missy, Young Lady, Young Woman



Definition of Flapper

1. n. One who, or that which, flaps.

Definition of Flapper

1. Noun. (context: colloquial now chiefly historical) A young woman, especially when unconventional or without decorum; now particularly associated with the 1920s. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. That which flaps. ¹

3. Noun. A flipper. ¹

4. Noun. (context: plumbing) A flapper valve in a toilet-flushing mechanism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flapper

1. one that flaps [n -S] - See also: flaps

Medical Definition of Flapper

1. 1. One who, or that which, flaps. 2. See Flipper. "The flapper of a porpoise. " Flapper skate, a European skate (Raia intermedia). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flapper

flap one's gums
flap operation
flapcake
flapdoodle
flapdoodles
flaperon
flaperons
flapgate
flapgates
flapjack
flapjacks
flapless
flapless amputation
flappable
flapped
flapper (current term)
flapperesque
flappergast
flappergasted
flappergasting
flappergasts
flappers
flappet
flappets
flappier
flappiest
flapping
flapping tremor
flappingly
flappings

Literary usage of Flapper

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1. A History of the Fishes of the British Islands by Jonathan Couch (1868)
"The people of that country were accustomed to call it the flapper Skate. His description of the characters by which he would distinguish it are,—the upper ..."

2. New Poems by David Herbert Lawrence (1920)
"flapper LOVE has crept out of her sealed heart As a field-bee, black and amber, Breaks from the winter-cell, to clamber Up the warm grass where the sunbeams ..."

3. My Impressions of America by Margot Asquith (1922)
"HOLLAND PULLMAN CAR INCONVENIENCES — MARGOT SEES HER FIRST flapper AFTER travelling all night in a train that would not be tolerated for a day in England, ..."

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