Definition of flapper in English:


Line breaks: flap|per
Pronunciation: /ˈflapə


  • (In the 1920s) a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behaviour.
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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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