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(in the 1920s) a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behaviour.
- ‘Symbolic of the new freedom were the pre-World War I bohemians of New York's Greenwich Village and the sexually precocious young women of the 1920s, the so-called flappers.’
- ‘Following the First World War, in the 1920s and early 1930s, the cocktail party flourished, with flappers and frivolity going hand in hand.’
- ‘Leading this group was a gorgeous blonde flapper dressed in darling scarlet and smoking a cigarette carelessly.’
- ‘Was Ruth a modern woman, a young flapper, or a traditional housewife and mother?’
- ‘You then read other letters and you find out he's surrounded by bright young things, flappers.’
- ‘In the late 1920s, the ‘moga,’ or ‘modern girl,’ took elements of style from American flappers as they created their own personae of assertive, public, working women.’
- ‘With lots of black and white, they revert to this year's trend of reflecting '50s screen sirens and '20s flappers.’
- ‘The twenties have spawned an image of bathtub gin, speakeasies, flappers, and decadence: in short, The Jazz Age.’
- ‘Considering this, it is not surprising that the dance's origins can be traced back to the roaring twenties - the time of the flappers and the first Miss America contest.’
- ‘A flapper and a flirt, she was white, middle-class and Midwestern.’
- ‘The book contains fascinating chapters on young militants, flappers and bohemian aesthetes, and on street life.’
- ‘Whether the goody-goody Gibson girl or the dancing flapper, the single woman finally had purchasing power.’
- ‘I knew the last surviving daughter as well and she was a pistol, married eight times, a former flapper from the Twenties.’
- ‘I don't want Pat to be a genius, I want her to be a flapper, because flappers are brave and gay and beautiful.’
- ‘It's flappers dancing the Charleston with abandon.’
- ‘‘So,’ I asked, noticing the piano player, the flappers and the antique cars on the road outside, ‘Now that we're at least in our own century, what do we do, now?’’
- ‘The so-called modern girl's agency was largely restricted to new choices of clothing, make-up, and hair style that created a package resembling the get-up of the American flapper.’
- ‘Moreover, the flapper, independent and rebellious, was both a standardized image and an individualized one, as young women adopted a stance that made them both subjects of the gaze and objects of it.’
- ‘Cocktail parties and distilled spirits became the rage - as glamorous as flappers, swing dancing, and jazz.’
- ‘Upon entering, a charming flapper greets you and beckons you to see the 1920's show.’
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