Didapper Di"dap`per, n. [For divedapper. See {Dive}, {Dap}, {Dip}, and cf. {Dabchick}.] (Zo["o]l.) See {Dabchick}. [1913 Webster]

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  • didapper — [dī′dap΄ər] n. [ME didopper < OE dufedoppa < dufan, to dive + doppa < base of dyppan: see DIP] DABCHICK …   English World dictionary

  • didapper — Dabchick Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • didapper — noun a) A small diving water bird frequenting rivers and fresh waters. The writer was not heard from for some time, but when he published a new novel was known as a didapper. b) (pejoratively) One who disappears for a time and suddenly reappears …   Wiktionary

  • didapper — /duy dap euhr/, n. a dabchick. [1400 50; late ME dydoppar; shortened form of dive dapper; see DAP] * * * …   Universalium

  • didapper — n. (Zoology) dabchick, dobber, type of small grebe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • didapper — n. Dab chick, dob chick (Podiceps minor) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • didapper — di·dap·per …   English syllables

  • didapper — /ˈdaɪdæpə / (say duydapuh) noun → dabchick (def. 3). {Middle English dydoppar, shortened form of dive dapper; see dive, dap1} …  

  • didapper — ˈdīˌdapə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English dydoppar, probably alteration of Old English dūfedoppa pelican, from dūfan to dive + doppa diver more at dive, dop : a dabchick or other small grebe …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey — (October 13, 1696 ndash; August 5, 1743), English courtier and political writer and memoirist, was the eldest son of John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, by his second wife, Elizabeth. He was known by the title Lord Hervey from 1723, upon the death… …   Wikipedia

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