dapper

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dap•per /ˈdæpɚ/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. neat, trim, or smart in dress or appearance:You look dapper in that new suit.
  2. lively and brisk:to walk with a dapper step.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dap•per  (dapər),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. neat;
    trim;
    smart:He looked very dapper in his new suit.
  2. lively and brisk:to walk with a dapper step.
  3. small and active.
dapper•ly, adv. 
dapper•ness, n. 
  • Middle Dutch dapper nimble, stalwart; cognate with German tapfer brave
  • late Middle English daper 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spruce, modish, jaunty, natty.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dapper /ˈdæpə/ adj
  1. neat and spruce in dress and bearing; trim
  2. small and nimble
Etymology: 15th Century: from Middle Dutch: active, nimble

ˈdapperly adv ˈdapperness n
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