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flapper Line breaks: flap|per
Pronunciation: /ˈflapə/

Definition of flapper in English:


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

Words that rhyme with flapper

clapper, dapper, grappa, kappa, knapper, mapper, nappa, napper, rapper, sapper, scrapper, snapper, strapper, tapper, trapper, wrapper, yapper, Zappa
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