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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners;
- Example: "a dapper young man"
- Example: "a jaunty red hat"
[syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dapper \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. [1913 Webster] He wondered how so many provinces could be held in subjection by such a dapper little man. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The dapper ditties that I wont devise. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Sharp-nosed, dapper steam yachts. --Julian Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dapper adj 1: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "dapper": 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