Definition of dapperling in English:


Line breaks: dap¦per|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈdapəlɪŋ


A small, dapper man or boy.
More example sentences
  • He was a strange little dapperling, scarcely five feet tall.
  • He propped it against the legs of a chair, that the dapperling might view his own magnificence.
  • The stranger, having wiped the pen, presented it to the dapperling, who more debonnairly breathed his vein.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fioritura
Pronunciation: fɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊərə
an embellishment of a melody...