What does “dapper” mean?

What does dapper mean? (And no, it’s not something babies need.)

dapper: dapper (adj) /ˈdæ.pər/ [DA-per]: neatly or stylishly dressed; spiffy. lively or alert, especially in manners.

Example: When we think of a dapper person, we think of someone dressed stylishly and neatly, but also… cleanly. No, the grunge look would not be likely to be considered dapper.

Practice vocab question!

Which of the following characters from American or Western popular culture (both fictional and real) would be most likely to be considered dapper?

  1. Mr. Bean
  2. Barney
  3. Kurt Cobain
  4. Austin Powers
  5. Homer Simpson



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