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dapper

[ dap-er ]
/ ˈdæp ər /
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adjective
neat; trim; smart: He looked very dapper in his new suit.
lively and brisk: to walk with a dapper step.
small and active.
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Origin of dapper

1400–50; late Middle English daper<Middle Dutch dapper nimble, stalwart; cognate with German tapfer brave

OTHER WORDS FROM dapper

dap·per·ly, adverbdap·per·ness, nounun·dap·per, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dapper

dapper
/ (ˈdæpə) /

adjective
neat and spruce in dress and bearing; trim
small and nimble

Derived forms of dapper

dapperly, adverbdapperness, noun

Word Origin for dapper

C15: from Middle Dutch: active, nimble
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