Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dapper
IPA transcription: [d'æpɚ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce
    Meaning: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
Usage examples
  • There was one dapper little gentleman in bright-colored clothes, with a chirping gossiping expression of countenance, who had all the appearance of an author on good terms with his bookseller.
  • As to the dapper little compiler of farragos mentioned some time since, he had arrayed himself in as many patches and colors as harlequin, and there was as fierce a contention of claimants about him, as about the dead body of Patroclus.
  • At that time there resided in a decent mansion about a mile from the town of Chester, a dapper little gentleman, whom we shall call Doctor Parkes. This gentleman was the proprietor and sole professional manager of a private asylum for the insane and enjoyed a high reputation, and a proportionate amount of business, in his melancholy calling.