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dapper


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dapper  \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 
  Hawthorne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dapper 
  adj  :  marked  by  smartness  in  dress  and  manners;  "a  dapper  young 
  man";  "a  jaunty  red  hat"  [syn:  {dashing},  {jaunty},  {natty}, 
  {raffish},  {rakish},  {smart},  {snappy},  {spruce}] 




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