Flapper meaning

flăp'ər
A young woman in the 1920s whose dress and behavior showed disdain for conventional norms.
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A broad flexible part, such as a flipper.
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A person or thing that flaps.
  • A flap.
  • A flipper.
  • Something broad and flat for striking.
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(colloquial, now chiefly historical) A young woman, especially when unconventional or without decorum; now particularly associated with the 1920s. [from 19th c.]
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That which flaps.
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(plumbing) A flapper valve in a toilet-flushing mechanism.
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Origin of flapper

  • Sense 2, British Slang very young female prostitute, flapper possibly from flapper fledgling partridge or duck (from flap) or from dialectal flap loose or flighty girl
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • flap +‎ -er
    From Wiktionary