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 for dapper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dapper \Dap"per\, a. [OE. daper; prob. fr. D. dapper brave,
     valiant; akin to G. tapfer brave, OHG. taphar heavy, weighty,
     OSlav. dobr[u^] good, Russ. dobrui. Cf. Deft.]
     Little and active; spruce; trim; smart; neat in dress or
     appearance; lively.
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           He wondered how so many provinces could be held in
           subjection by such a dapper little man.  --Milton.
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           The dapper ditties that I wont devise.   --Spenser.
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           Sharp-nosed, dapper steam yachts.        --Julian
                                                    Hawthorne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dapper
      adj 1: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper
             young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing,
             jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy,
             snappy, spruce]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "dapper":
     bandbox, braw, chic, chichi, classy, clothes-conscious,
     cosmopolitan, dashing, doggy, dressed to advantage,
     dressed to kill, dressy, elegant, exquisite, fashionable, genteel,
     jaunty, natty, neat, nifty, nobby, posh, rakish, recherche, ritzy,
     sassy, sharp, showy, sleek, smart, smug, snazzy, soigne, soignee,
     sophisticated, spiffy, spruce, style-conscious, stylish, swank,
     swanky, swell, tricksy, trig, trim, well-dressed, well-groomed
  
  

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