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ˈflæp ərflap·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flappernoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Flappernoun

    A flat object used to make a flapping noise by striking another object. RHUD

  2. Flappernoun

    A flat and broad object hanging from a larger object, either flexible like rubber or hinged to allow a swinging motion; a flap.5. A young woman who dresses in a modern, stylish manner and behaves unconventionally in social situations; -- a term used especially to refer to young women during the 1920's and their peculiar style of dress.

Wiktionary

  1. flappernoun

    A young woman, especially when unconventional or without decorum; now particularly associated with the 1920s.

  2. flappernoun

    That which flaps.

  3. flappernoun

    A flapper valve in a toilet-flushing mechanism.

Wikipedia

  1. Flapper

    Flappers were a generation of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts (just at the knee was short for that time period), bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes in public, driving automobiles, treating sex in a casual manner, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. As automobiles became available, flappers gained freedom of movement and privacy. Flappers are icons of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe. There was a reaction to this counter culture from more conservative people who belonged to mostly older generations. They claimed that the flappers' dresses were 'near nakedness', 'flippant', 'reckless', and unintelligent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flappernoun

    one who, or that which, flaps

  2. Flappernoun

    see Flipper

Freebase

  1. Flapper

    Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapper in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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