Dapper is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of dapper, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
EXAMPLES - Dapper in a Sentence
- Overdressed lawyers, who think that they're dapper (source)
- Sylpheed-claws-gtk2 (the one in dapper) would crash. (source)
- Yes. sylpheed-claws in dapper is broken (IMAPS doesn't work). (source)
- Short, dapper and trim, he was personally courteous and great fun. (source)
- Ralph Lauren launches a new denim line under its dapper Black Label. (source)
- Expect new version in dapper till end of the week, when I'll upload it. (source)
- Mr. Suleiman is known as a dapper dresser, preferring suits over military uniforms. (source)
- And now maybe I am sleeping beside a man who's dressed more like a dapper lumberjack. (source)
- An hour before the draft, Bradford, looking dapper in a gray suit, admitted he was nervous. (source)
- You will be very satisfied with the look you achieve and it will look extremely dapper as well. (source)
- The Villanova coach is known for looking dapper in a three-piece suit accentuated with a pocket square. (source)
- Thackeray's "dapper" George is credited with the saying, that, "If beebles will be boets they must starve." (source)
- Again, with matching bonnet and booties, your bundle of joy will look just dapper in his christening outfit. (source)
- It was kept by a Mr Bowers, whom Byron has described as a dapper, spruce person, with whom he made no progress. (source)
- Kalej, a dapper young technocrat in a finely tailored olive suit, welcomed me into the deep chill of his office. (source)
- Handsome and dapper, Nate is a big wheel in Kit's hometown, and it turns out that he has influence in Manhattan, too. (source)
- McCartney appeared onstage in a dapper black suit with only one big wardrobe change: removing jacket and rolling up shirtsleeves. (source)
- Egon Ronay, the dapper Hungarian food critic who stamped his name indelibly on British culinary history, has died at the age of 94. (source)
- Even Don Draper, the dapper 1960s ad man of Mad Men fame, made clear he understood the power of nostalgia to sell goods and services. (source)
- It is possible that in his youth the word 'dapper' may have applied to him; a forgotten fact which perhaps accounted for his nickname. (source)
- He is not referring to dapper double-breasted suits, rather the notion that he himself has been "nothing but a brief elaboration of a tune". (source)
- But Dapper's CUPS bugs are nothing compared to bugs in OSX (notice how dapper is still under development, and OSX had it's share of versions). (source)
- He was slender and dapper, and in appearance and comportment was so sweet - and gentle-spirited that the impression he radiated was almost of sissyness. (source)
- More difficult to explain, perhaps, is the No. 4 entry on the list: President Obama, a man one can't really describe as dapper (no matter what you think of (source)
- He is 69 years old, (he turns 70 on the Friday after next) and is known for his dapper bow ties and for seeing the world in strict terms of right and wrong. (source)
- Thakoon Panichgul, the dapper young designer whose duds are worn by First Lady Michelle Obama, may be one of the young people in whom even Ms. Field has faith. (source)
- Jawad, a dapper and eloquent advocate for his war-torn nation, has been the subject of what he called a "smear campaign" in Afghanistan over the past few weeks. (source)
- Anderson Cooper, the globetrotting anchor of CNN (or, as my daughter prefers to call the dapper journalist, "The Silver Fox") is fielding questions from some students at UCLA. (source)
- That too was bracing -- it's very likely he'll tour again and, perhaps for the last time, we'll see the dapper gent in the gray suit tip his fedora to us in humility and gratitude. (source)
- He is known as the dapper fashion professor who co-hosts Project Runway with Heidi Klum, and with the phenomenal success of the show, his career has skyrocketed into the big leagues. (source)
- U.S. senators and Obama administration officials lined up to speak to the slim and dapper general, who Pakistani media say rules the roost back home but is also central to U.S. relations with Islamabad. (source)
- One of the first lucky ones to pick up a get-out-of-jail-free card was Billy Hill, the dapper gangster from Seven Dials central London, who would emerge from the war as the leading figure in the capital's underworld. (source)
- A small, dark man, dapper and debonair, swallow-tailed and top-hatted, was waltzing about the stage with dainty, mincing steps, and in a thin little voice singing something or other about somebody or something evidently pathetic. (source)
- Looks like the feed has learned to respect the D. Hell who wouldn't respect those threads, well how about me for one ... if your gonna call a show the "dapper" edition then you gotta hold that dapper voice for then whole dapping show. seriously? brad pitt? (source)
- Find out more about their project here and get snapping that dapper chap. Dublin's BT2 will launch a summer extravaganza from 15 May, where shoppers can refresh themselves with lemonade and sorbets, strut their stuff to live performances or take part in a silent disco (source)
- Mr Jones was a retired exciseman, and of the description of man known as dapper; he was a little, fat, chubby fellow, who dressed very smartly, always wearing white trousers in the summer, and a buff waistcoat, made so as to show as much shirt-front and as little waistcoat as possible. (source)
- His top major, Reno, who seemed a dapper, quiet, clever sort of chap, concealed any animosity he may have felt, but the dominant spirit in the mess, a big burly bargee with prematurely white hair and a schoolboy's eyes and grin, called Benteen, seemed ready to lock horns with Custer as soon as look at him. (source)
- And by taking action, I mean: a. trying to confide in Peggy (more on that in a minute), b. telling Don that she can't continue pretending they didn't sleep together (a concept, BTW, that Don can't grasp since he is the Pretender -- seriously, that Foo Fighters song is totally about him); c. deciding to find another job; and d. aiming a cigarette dispenser straight for Don's dapper skull. (source)
- Don Draper wears his classic, polished red-lined suit and comes accessorized with a hat, overcoat and brief case; Betty Draper's classic look is captured with unparalleled detail, from her faux pearl necklace to her pumps; Joan Holloway looks chic in a purple skirt suit and perfectly styled coif with her staple accessory - a pen necklace; and Roger Sterling is looking dapper in his monogrammed shirt. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "dapper" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 38 synonyms for dapper.
bandbox, brisk, chic, chichi, classy, clean, dainty, dashing, doggy, dressed to kill, dressed to nines, jaunty, natty, nice, nifty, nimble, nobby, posh, prim, rakish, ritzy, sassy, sharp, showy, smart, snazzy, snug, spiff, spiffy, spruce, spry, stylish, swank, swanky, swell, trim, turned out, well turned out
We have 12 antonyms for dapper.
dirty, dishevelled, plain, ruffled, rumpled, scruffy, shabby, sloppy, tousled, ungroomed, unstylish, wrinkled
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of dapper from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Neatly dressed; trim.
- (adjective) Very stylish in dress.
- (adjective) Lively and alert.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Neat, trim.
- (adjective) Stylishly dressed, neatly dressed, spiffy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Pretty; elegant; neat; trim.
- (None) Small and active; nimble; brisk; lively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners