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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.
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Noun1.dapperness - stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
chic, chicness, modishness, stylishness, swank, chichi, last word, smartness - elegance by virtue of being fashionable
References in classic literature ?
Setting aside a certain dapperness of carriage, which may be termed deskism for want of a better word, the manner of these persons seemed to me an exact fac-simile of what had been the perfection of bon ton about twelve or eighteen months before.
If you want to give your break in Mussoorie a luxury spin without feeling overwhelmed by the dapperness of modernity, pick Jaypee Manor that is perched at a height of 7,000 ft, in Barlowganj which technically is a detour before reaching Mussoorie.
Then there's Al Pacino, Paul Newman and a suave Sean Connery, whose sheer dapperness conjures up images of ladykiller James Bond.