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didapper

[dahy-dap-er]
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noun
  1. a dabchick.
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Origin of didapper

1400–50; late Middle English dydoppar; shortened form of dive-dapper; see dap
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  • Didapper, did′ap-ėr, n. a water-bird that is constantly dipping or diving under water—also called the Dabchick.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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  • Lady Booby chid Joseph for his insult on Didapper; but he answered, he would have attacked an army in the same cause.