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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
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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.
For example, ley's Inspector Grant makes his first appearance in the second chapter of The Man in the Queue where our attention is drawn to his 'dapperness' and 'chic', (27) in contrast to his superior, who, lacking finesse, is contemptuously branded a 'plodder'.