dapper

  • 1 Dapper — may refer to: People Olfert Dapper (1635 1689), Dutch physician and writer Marco Dapper (born 1983), American actor and model Cliff Dapper (born 1920), former Major League Baseball catcher Places Musée Dapper, a Parisian museum specializing in… …

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  • 2 Dapper — Dap per, a. [OE. daper; prob. fr. D. dapper brave, valiant; akin to G. tapfer brave, OHG. taphar heavy, weighty, OSlav. dobr[u^] good, Russ. dobrui. Cf. {Deft}.] Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Dapper — steht für: Carl von Dapper (1863–1937), ein deutscher Internist und Kurarzt Olfert Dapper (* ca. 1635–1637; † 1689), niederländischer Mediziner und Schriftsteller Ubuntu 6.06, eine Linux Distribution mit dem Codenamen Dapper Drake (Adretter… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 dapper — mid 15c., elegant, from M.Du. or M.L.G. dapper bold, strong, sturdy, later quick, nimble, from P.Gmc. *dapraz, perhaps with ironical shift of meaning (Cf. O.H.G. tapfar heavy, Ger. tapfer brave ), from PIE root *dheb dense, firm, compressed …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 dapper — [dap′ər] adj. [ME daper, agile, trim < MDu dapper, nimble, powerful, akin to Ger tapfer, brave, ON dapr, heavy < IE base * dheb , thick, solid, stocky: the sense development is from “heavy, powerful” to “nimble” to “trim, neat”] 1. small… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Dapper — Dapper, Olivier, Arzt in Amsterdam, fruchtbarer Schriftsteller auf dem Gebiet der Erdkunde, st. 1690. Außer einer historischen Beschreibung der Stadt Amsterdam, Amst. 1663, Fol., u. der holländ. Übersetzung Herodots, ebd. 1665, sind seine… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Dapper — Dapper, Olfert, Arzt und geograph. Schriftsteller, lebte meist in Amsterdam und starb 1690. Er lieferte (nach teilweise sehr selten gewordenen Quellen) Beschreibungen von Syrien und Palästina (Rotterd. 1667; deutsch, Amsterd. 1681), von Ägypten,… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 dapper — [adj] well groomed, neat bandbox, brisk, chic, chichi, classy, clean, dainty, dashing, doggy*, dressed to kill*, dressed to nines*, jaunty, natty, nice, nifty, nimble, nobby, posh, prim, rakish, ritzy, sassy, sharp, showy, smart, snazzy*, snug,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 dapper — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a man) neat in dress and appearance. ORIGIN probably from a Low German or Dutch word meaning strong, stout …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Dapper — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Dapper peut désigner : Olfert Dapper, un humaniste hollandais du XVIIe siècle le Musée Dapper, un musée parisien consacré aux arts africains… …

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  • 11 dapper — dapperly, adv. dapperness, n. /dap euhr/, adj. 1. neat; trim; smart: He looked very dapper in his new suit. 2. lively and brisk: to walk with a dapper step. 3. small and active. [1400 50; late ME daper < MD dapper nimble, stalwart; c. G tapfer… …

    Universalium

  • 12 dapper — [15] Modern English dapper connotes neatness, alertness, and liveliness, but its etymological significance as revealed by distant relatives such as Old High German tapfar ‘heavy’, Old Prussian debīkan ‘large’, and Old Slavic debelu ‘thick’, is… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 13 dapper — adjective 1 a man who is dapper is small and has a neat appearance: He was small, dapper, and wore a green bow tie. 2 nicely dressed: You re looking very dapper in your new suit! …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 dapper — [15] Modern English dapper connotes neatness, alertness, and liveliness, but its etymological significance as revealed by distant relatives such as Old High German tapfar ‘heavy’, Old Prussian debīkan ‘large’, and Old Slavic debelu ‘thick’, is… …

    Word origins

  • 15 dapper — adjective /dæpə(ɹ)/ a) neat, trim This entrance is through a little courtyard, in which is the stable and coach house combined, where Madame Perinere, a lady who paints the magic word Modes beneath her name on the door post of number seventeen,… …

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  • 16 dapper — dap|per [ˈdæpə US ər] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: quick, strong ] a man who is dapper is nicely dressed, has a neat appearance, and is usually small or thin ▪ a dapper little man in a grey suit …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 dapper — [[t]dæ̱pə(r)[/t]] ADJ GRADED A man who is dapper has a very neat and clean appearance, and is often also small and thin. The bartender, a dapper little man named Al, was beaming at him …

    English dictionary

  • 18 dapper — dap•per [[t]ˈdæp ər[/t]] adj. 1) neat, trim, or smart in dress or demeanor; spruce 2) cvb lively and brisk: to walk with a dapper step[/ex] 3) small and active • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME daper < MD dapper heavy, strong, c. OHG tapfar… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 dapper — adjective Etymology: Middle English dapyr, from Middle Dutch dapper quick, strong; akin to Old High German tapfar heavy, Old Church Slavic debelŭ thick Date: 15th century 1. a. neat and trim in appearance b. very spruce and stylish …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 Dapper — Übername zu mnd. dapper »schwer, gewichtig; furchtlos, ausdauernd, tapfer« …

    Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen