didapper

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

didapper (plural didappers)

  1. A small diving water bird frequenting rivers and fresh waters, specifically a little grebe.
  2. (pejoratively) One who disappears for a time and suddenly reappears.
    The writer was not heard from for some time, but when he published a new novel was known as a didapper.

References[edit]

  • Notes on the birds of Herefordshire, Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club