Definition of Dapper

1. Adjective. Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. "A jaunty red hat"




Definition of Dapper

1. a. Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.

Definition of Dapper

1. Adjective. neat, trim ¹

2. Adjective. stylishly dressed, neatly dressed, spiffy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dapper

1. looking neat and trim [adj -PERER, -PEREST] : DAPPERLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dapper

daphnetin
daphnia
daphnias
daphnid
daphnids
daphniid
daphniids
daphnin
daphnomancy
dapifer
dapifers
dapiprazole
dappa
dappas
dapped
dapper (current term)
dapperer
dapperest
dapperling
dapperlings
dapperly
dapperness
dappernesses
dappers
dapping
dapple
dapple-gray
dapple-grey
dappled
dappled-gray

Literary usage of Dapper

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1. Reports of the Cases Relating to Maritime Law: Decided by the Court of by John Crockford, Great Britain High Court of Admiralty (1868)
"For the dapper the wind was stated as WSW, and the weather as dark but fine ... The case for the dapper was that, the tide being the last quarter ebb, ..."

2. The British Essayists edited by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"The habit of a dapper, when he is at home, is a light broad cloth, ... and a resolution to overtop him in his way, are the distinguishing marks of a dapper. ..."

3. A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1867)
"DIVE-dapper. A email bird, called also a dab-chick, ... If dive-dapper was really the original word, it WHE equivalent to small diver. ..."

4. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"CHAPTER VIII MINERAL WATERS AND METABOLISM BY CARL VON NOORDEN AND C. dapper. TRANSLATED BY JA NIXON, BA, MB, MRCP ALTHOUGH many of the points in this ..."

5. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley (1780)
"Ay, Ay, fir, that Gull f as well as I know my yeoman. And you know his father too, Sir Davy dapper ? Sir Davy dapper. ,- Serjeant ..."

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