flapper: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (flap'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. something broad and flat used for striking or for making a noise by striking.
  2. a broad, flat, hinged or hanging piece; flap.
  3. a young woman, esp. one who, during the 1920s, behaved and dressed in a boldly unconventional manner.
  4. a young bird just learning to fly.
  5. the hand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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