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Definition of the noun flapper

What does flapper mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: flappers

  1. a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress

Alternative definition of the noun flapper


  1. A young woman of the 1920s who flouted convention in her dress and behaviour/behavior.
  2. That which flaps.
  3. [context: plumbing] A flapper valve in a toilet-flushing mechanism.


Who is Flapper?

Flapper a.k.a. Franscois Pretorius is a musician.


Flapper is a record label.


  1. Flapper is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Babe.
  2. Flapper is a fictional character from the 1932 film Pencil Mania.


  1. "Flapper" is a musical album of Kyôko Koizumi.
    • also known as Flapper+3
    • released on (7 years ago)
  2. "FLAPPER" is a musical album of Minako Yoshida.


"Flapper" is a book by Claire Rayner.


"Flapper" is a 2008 film directed by Marek Skrobecki.

  • released in (7 years ago)


"Flapper" is a video game.

  • genre: Action game
  • released on (7 years ago)


Flapper is an amusement ride.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flapper

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Google previewFlappers In Fashion (2013)

by Ilianthe Kalloniatis

e England; the flapper is an honest, talkative, critical and very active girl, 15 or 16 years old.

Google previewMessers & Blaggers (2016)

by Matthew Traynor

A Flapper is a character who is not very good at reacting to challenges and crumbles under pressure. They struggle to handle problems in a calm and collected way, and tend to be illogical and panicked when working through an issue.

Google previewA Study Guide to Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own (2015)

by Gale, Cengage Learning

1920s: The Flapper is the female icon of ...

Google previewA History of Homosexuality in Europe, Vol. I & II (2006)

Berlin, London, Paris; 1919-1939 by Florence Tamagne

The flapper is a sign of the beginnings of the Americanization of European soci- eties.

Google previewAn Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films (2014)

1895-1930 by Denise Lowe

The flapper was the rebellious young woman of the Jazz Age. The term supposedly came from the sound of the unbuckled galoshes that the fashionable girl of theperiod wore. Immortalized in popular culture from the cartoons of illustrator John ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hair (2006)

A Cultural History by Victoria Sherrow

The word "flapper" emerged in post-war Britain, where it referred to girls who had reached an awkward age between childhood and maturity. It may have come from the idea of a fledgling bird trying to leave the nest and "flapping" its wings to ...

Google previewCrochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia (2011)

by Robyn Chachula

Flapper. Edging. This edging is partially filet crochet and partially Belgium lace crochet, producing a lacy special ending to your project. The stitch pattern can conform to any number of stitches on each side of the project. Ch 11, sl st to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Thoracic Surgery / Handbuch Der Thoraxchirurgie (2012)

Band / Volume 2: Spezieller Teil 1 / Special by Ernst Derra

B “Two-tailed” flapper prepared of a flat semicircular plate of ivalon sponge or costal cartilage covered with pericardium. C Flapper in place with “tails” penetrating the aortic wall over the anterior and over the right posterior valve commissures.

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Women’s Writing 1900–1950 (2006)

by F. Hammill, A. Sponenberg, E. Miskimmin

With the rise in the twenties of the less loftySounding ' flapper', ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1985)

Volume 23 - Fluid Flow: Two-Phase Design to Froth Flotation by John J. McKetta Jr

A flapper valve is normally closed except when the head of material in the line exceeds the differential pressure between the line discharge and inlet point. The valve then swings open and discharges solids until the differential pressure again ...

Google previewThe Climbing Dictionary (2011)

Mountaineering Slang, Terms, Neologisms & Lingo: An Illustrated Reference by Matt Samet

flapper n : Any flap of finger or palm skin torn away (or perhaps it remains marginally attached) by a sharp hold; these nightmarish wounds can kibosh your session. Avid boulderers/sportos carry skin/flapper-care kits: Nail clippers or small ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

®flapper ̄. style. Advertising and movies stimulate the development of a new mass culture that sets styles and sells goods, especially among youth. During the 1930s, anorexia nervosa is established as a female psychological or ...

Google previewThe Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising (2015)

by John McDonough, Karen Egolf

The flapper look required the use of cosmetics previously restricted solely to actresses and other not entirely respectable women. Mascara had been introduced by the former Empress Eugénie (widow of Napoleon III) around the turn of the ...

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Flapper Meaning

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Scrabble value of F4L1A1P3P3E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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