Definition of flapper in English:

flapper

Syllabification: flap·per
Pronunciation: /ˈflapər
 
/

noun

  • 1 informal (In the 1920s) a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior.
    [ late 19th century: probably from a dialect sense of the noun flap, 'a woman of loose character']
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    • You then read other letters and you find out he's surrounded by bright young things, flappers.
    • The book contains fascinating chapters on young militants, flappers and bohemian aesthetes, and on street life.
    • Was Ruth a modern woman, a young flapper, or a traditional housewife and mother?

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