Origin of dapper
Related formsdap·per·ly, adverbdap·per·ness, nounun·dap·per, adjective
Examples from the Web for dapper
For the dapper gent whose favorite accessory is a strong cocktail.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He captured a dapper looking student, Jeremy Marek, leaning against the side of his car.
Clearly the dapper con men were not up to speed on all these recent developments.Vatican Hustle: Con Men No Longer Welcome in the Holy See|Tom Kington|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other themes are more character-based, such as the “Bowie, Cocteau, Visconti” section, in deference to dandies and dapper men.
Petersen was a convener of people, known on multiple continents as a careful thinker, dynamic speaker, and dapper dresser.
Miss Edgeworth was shorter still, and carried herself very upright, with a dapper figure and quick movements.
The air stirred the leaves of the old Walnuts outside: the black-coated, dapper figure had not yet passed from under them.
He soon picked himself up, for he is a dapper little chap, and became very blustering and abusive.Kenelm Chillingly, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He dropped the hand that had been lightly resting on her arm, and his dapper air of self-confidence wilted in abashment.Kilo|Ellis Parker Butler
Phœbe had expected her to be a large masculine woman, and was surprised at her dapper proportions and not ungraceful manner.Hopes and Fears|Charlotte M. Yonge