from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of flapper.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I started with this 6x6 piece for a "Vintage Women" Mixed Media Monday Challenge (I should probably stay away from challenge blogs, I know, I know) - as I had leftover flappers from the 20's cards, it seemed only appropriate.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • It was characterized by younger women - "flappers" - openly insisting on the right to have sex before marriage.


  • The young birds are called flappers till they can fly, and can be run down easily.

    A First Year in Canterbury Settlement

  • Well, from the moment when the routine of leave for our soldiers was established, such novices, accompanied by damsels (called flappers) often as innocent as themselves, crowded the theatres to the doors.

    Heartbreak House

  • Meminet is an AI that coordinates a system of "flappers" and "skeeters," individual units that continually whisper necessary data into the ears of the "frags."

    New Race

  • At least he didn't crawl back any further and say "flappers" or "mudsills."

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Ruddy-faced men, bronze-faced men, pale-faced men; young women, girls, matrons and "flappers"; caddies burdened with bags of golf clubs and pockets bulging with cunningly found balls; skillful waiters hurrying here and there with trays on which glasses of various shapes, sizes, and of diversified contents tinkled musically-such was the scene at the

    The Golf Course Mystery

  • But he did not come on the excursion with us yesterday, although Father would have liked him to; he said he would find it much too dull to spend the day with two "flappers;" that means that we're not grown up enough for him and is a piece of infernal cheek especially as regards Hella.

    A Young Girl's Diary

  • And the "flappers" and the "knuts" -- they seem never to tire of seeing each other pass and re-pass for a solid hour on end!

    Over the Fireside with Silent Friends

  • There were bridesmaids in blue, choristers in red, tall women with flowery hats, young men in tight frock-coats and buttonholes, fresh 'flappers' in plaits, beauties of the future, and fascinating, battered creatures in Paquin dresses, beauties of the past.

    Love's Shadow


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.