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Meaning of DAPPER

Pronunciation:  'dapur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bandbox, braw, chic, chichi, classy, clothes-conscious, cosmopolitan, dashing, doggy, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dressy, elegant, exquisite, fashionable, genteel, jaunty, natty, neat, nifty, nobby, posh, rakish, recherche, ritzy, sassy, sharp, showy, sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, spiffy, spruce, style-conscious, stylish, swank, swanky, swell, tricksy, trig, trim, well-dressed, well-groomed
 

 

 

 

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