A nickname given to young women in the 1920s who defied convention by refusing to use corsets, cutting their hair short, and wearing short skirts, as well as by behavior such as drinking and smoking in public. (See Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties.)
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Also a hit: flappers, thanks to the success of Chicago at the Oscars that year.The Most Popular Halloween Costumes Through the Years: 1985-2013|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And she waved him behind her, beckoned to the crowd to keep wide way, used her lifted hands as flappers; she had all her wits.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
Whereupon of course the Hind stopped in her civil way to ask after her and her little Flappers.The Story of a Red Deer|J. W. Fortescue
As a matter of fact many Flappers grew up into excellent and patriotic women.