how to pronounce flapper


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flapper is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of flapper in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… their new flapper dresses followed the …”

meanings of flapper


  1. A young woman, especially when unconventional or without decorum; now particularly associated with the 1920s.
  2. A young wild duck.
  3. Any injury that results in a loose flap of skin on the fingers, making gripping difficult.
  4. Something that flaps.
  5. A flapper valve.
  6. A flipper; a limb of a turtle, which functions as a flipper or paddle when swimming.

flapper frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flapper occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics flapper can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that flapper can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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