from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Neatly dressed; trim.
- adj. Very stylish in dress.
- adj. Lively and alert.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Neat, trim.
- adj. Stylishly dressed, neatly dressed, spiffy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or appearance; lively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pretty; elegant; neat; trim.
- Small and active; nimble; brisk; lively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
Middle English daper, elegant, probably from Middle Dutch dapper, quick, strong.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English daper, from Middle Dutch dapper "stalwart, nimble", from Proto-Germanic *dapraz ‘heavy; bold’ (compare German tapfer "bold", Norwegian daper "saddened, dreary"), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeb- ‘thick, heavy’ (compare Tocharian A tpär ‘high’, Latvian dàbls ‘strong’, Serbo-Croatian дебео (dèbeo) ‘fat’). (Wiktionary)