Part of speech: adjective

Trim and pretty; neat; also, little and active.

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Usage examples "dapper":

  1. As for finding some one of these dapper, umbrella- lugging, green- spectacled, cadaverous teachers to compare with our burly Blodgett, the thing is preposterous. - "Hoosier Mosaics", Maurice Thompson.
  2. Algernon noticed as he turned away that the man behind the partition, who had more the look of a dapper young shopman than of a needy petitioner for loans or securities, stretched over the counter to look at the opal; and he certainly heard his name pronounced. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. There was no opportunity of calling Fanny to order after dinner, for she went off on her progress to all the seven cribs, and was only just returning from them when the gentlemen came in, and then she made room for the younger beside her on the sofa, saying, " Now, Alick, I do so want to hear about poor, dear little Bessie;" and they began so low and confidentially, that Rachel wondered if her alarms wore to be transfered from the bearded colonel to the dapper boy, or if, in very truth, she must deem poor Fanny a general coquette. - "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.