from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The realm or sphere of flappers, or forward young women.
What is it makes these young Englishmen always abandon full-blown maturity for flapperdom?
There is no specific deadline between flapperdom and spinsterhood.
Fanny Ward, at the same gathering, remains, however, leading contender for eternal flapperdom. She is past 60, many years Miss Murray's senior, but the stranger would never guess it.
Joan, the only top actress who has bridged the years from flapperdom, was commenting on the more recent performers.
This word combines 'flapper' and '-dom,' which comes from the Old English word for 'statute, judgment.' 'Flapper' may come from the 'flapper' meaning of 'young wild-duck or partridge,' which would flap its wings while learning to fly.