flapper flapper  /f ˈlæ pər/


  • (n) a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress


  1. Celebrating the centenary of Louise Brooks, the movies great unknown flapper.
  2. In the booming, pre-Crash 1920s, flapper hemlines bounced giddily to the knee before falling down to the ankles in the depressed 1930s.
  3. Louise Brooks A 1920s showgirl best known as Lulu in Pandora's Box, she epitomized the long, lean flapper look but had a healthy BMI of 19.


  1. Summer fashion shines in metallics

      Models weren’t just walking on metal runways at the spring fashion shows, they were wearing metal as well. Metallic fabrics create a space-aged futuristic look that can be out of this world. They time travel too with flapper-inspired looks made popular by the release of the film, “The Great Gatsby.” The dress pictured here combines the [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Gazette

  2. The Joy of Frances Ha

    Just try not loving Greta Gerwig. Impossible. FRANCES HA. The quirky, hipster ingénue is a trope that will probably last forever. From the flapper girls of the silent era through Annie Hall and Amélie , leading men have been tripping over themselves to win the hearts of girls with that certain je ne sais quoi.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The North Coast Journal

  3. Do Manchester United Need to Sign Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic?

    David de Gea couldn’t have had a better season at Old Trafford . The Spanish goalkeeper was an adroit presence between the sticks in his sophomore campaign at Manchester United , defying those who had written him off the summer before. His critics called him a flapper, a keeper unable to hold onto a cross or collect a corner comfortably. His presence in his own penalty area was called into ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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  1. While Ms. Wintour said: "It looks so modern, the flapper girls could be wearing dresses from today."
    on May 3, 2010 By: Anna Wintour Source: New York Times

  2. "It was fun to work with her in a different atmosphere than appearing on her show," Duff told reporters. "She looked beautiful and did a really great job. She had the flat hair that squiggles on her forehead. Very flapper-ish!"
    on Aug 21, 2009 By: Hilary Duff Source: People Magazine

  3. "His last race you have to completely throw out because of throat problems," Lukas said. "We're training a different horse now than we were when he ran then. He had a lazy flapper, which we did a tie-back on. That worked out very...
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: D Wayne Lukas Source: ESPN

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