Definition of dapperling in English:

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dapperling

Pronunciation: /ˈdapəlɪŋ/

noun

archaic
A small, dapper man or boy.
Example sentences
  • She loves Anthony, a dapperling in person, with nothing to recommend him physically but a missy prettiness.
  • An intellectual dapperling of these times boasts chiefly of his irresistible perspicacity, his 'dwelling in the daylight of truth,' and so forth.
  • The stranger, having wiped the pen, presented it to the dapperling, who more debonnairly breathed his vein.

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