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dap·per

 (dăp′ər)
adj.
1.
a. Neatly dressed; trim.
b. Very stylish in dress.
2. Lively and alert.

[Middle English daper, elegant, probably from Middle Dutch dapper, quick, strong.]

dap′per·ly adv.
dap′per·ness n.

dapper

(ˈdæpə)
adj
1. neat and spruce in dress and bearing; trim
2. small and nimble
[C15: from Middle Dutch: active, nimble]
ˈdapperly adv
ˈdapperness n

dap•per

(ˈdæp ər)

adj.
1. neat, trim, or smart in dress or demeanor; spruce.
2. lively and brisk: to walk with a dapper step.
3. small and active.
[1400–50; late Middle English daper < Middle Dutch dapper heavy, strong, c. Old High German tapfar]
dap′per•ly, adv.
dap′per•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dapper - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"

dapper

adjective (only ever used with reference to men, not women) neat, nice, smart, trim, stylish, spruce, dainty, natty (informal), well-groomed, well turned out, trig (archaic or dialect), soigné a small, dapper man in his early fifties
sloppy (informal), untidy, dishevelled, rumpled, unkempt, slovenly, slobby (informal), disarrayed, ill-groomed
Translations

dapper

[ˈdæpəʳ] ADJ (= smart) [man, appearance] → pulcro

dapper

[ˈdæpər] adjpimpant(e)

dapper

dapper

[ˈdæpəʳ] adj (man) → azzimato/a
References in classic literature ?
He was a dapper little Irishman, very vain, homely as a monkey, with friends everywhere, and a sweetheart in every port, like a sailor.
He was a dapper young fellow, with a light brown mustache and blue eyes, and a graceful figure.
The sight of the civilized girl and the dapper, khaki clad Englishman had aroused in Korak memories long dormant.
This was a hearty, healthy, dapper, red-faced gentleman, with a shock of hair prematurely white, and a boisterous and decided manner.
The lawyer was brought,--a dapper, bustling, round-headed little man, Roorback (or Rollebuck, as it was pronounced) by name.
There is but one solitary tenant in the chicken-coop, once a gay and dapper young cock, bearing him so bravely among the coy hens.
83, he declared that, as he had seen all the civilized parts of the earth, he was inclined to make a trip to the wilds of America We will not trace him in his brief wanderings, under the influence of that spirit of emigration that some times induces a dapper Cockney to quit his home, and lands him, before the sound of Bow-bells is out of his ears, within the roar of the cataract of Niagara; but shall only add that at a very early day, even before Elizabeth had been sent to school, he had found his way into the family of Marmaduke Temple, where, owing to a combination of qualities that will be developed in the course of the tale, he held, under Mr.
He was so different from the callow youths and dapper fellows who had heretofore worshipped at her shrine.
She looked incredulously at the dapper young gentleman who spoke.
The moon shone upon him, and I could distinguish the dapper shape and jaunty walk of the naturalist.
Two gentlemen were awaiting us in the station--the one a tall, fair man with lion-like hair and beard and curiously penetrating light blue eyes; the other a small, alert person, very neat and dapper, in a frock-coat and gaiters, with trim little side-whiskers and an eye-glass.
Nothing could be more different than his cynical negligence from the dapper dryness of the young American; but something in his pencil and open notebook, and perhaps in the expression of his alert blue eye, caused Kidd to guess, correctly, that he was a brother journalist.