• (British) IPA: /ˈdæpə(ɹ)/

dapper (comparative dapperer, superlative dapperest)

  1. Neat, trim.
    • 1892, Henry Seton Merriman, The Slave Of The Lamp:
      This entrance is through a little courtyard, in which is the stable and coach-house combined, where Madame Perinere, a lady who paints the magic word "Modes" beneath her name on the door-post of number seventeen, keeps the dapper little cart and pony which carry her bonnets to the farthest corner of Paris.
  2. Stylishly dressed, neatly dressed, spiffy.
    • 1917, P. G. Wodehouse, The Man With Two Left Feet:
      Going down the street, you would meet a typical commercial traveller, dapper and alert.
  3. Quick; little and active.
  • Russian: опря́тный
  • Spanish: pulcro, atildado

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