Dapper meaning

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Trim, neat, or smart in dress or appearance.
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Stylishly dressed, neatly dressed, spiffy.
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The definition of dapper is someone neat, tidy or very stylish.

An example of dapper is a man dressed up in a suit for a wedding.

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Lively and alert.
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Small and active.
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Origin of dapper

  • Middle English daper elegant probably from Middle Dutch dapper quick, strong

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English daper, from Middle Dutch dapper "stalwart, nimble", from Proto-Germanic *dapraz ‘heavy; bold’ (compare German tapfer "bold", Norwegian daper "saddened, dreary"), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeb- ‘thick, heavy’ (compare Tocharian A tpär ‘high’, Latvian dàbls ‘strong’, Serbo-Croatian дебео (dèbeo) ‘fat’).

    From Wiktionary