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Double P Vocabulary Words

Based on the definitions, guess these words that contain the letters "pp".
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Definition
Word
Blue gem
Sapphire
Young, urban professional
Yuppie
1960's counterculture member
Hippie
Visible manifestation of a ghost
Apparition
Wrestle
Grapple
German dirigible
Zeppelin
Flower used to make opium
Poppy
Smoked herring
Kipper
Informal name for a ship captain
Skipper
To ask a higher court to overturn
a lower court's decision
Appeal
Definition
Word
The vast Eurasian grasslands
Steppe
Vestigial organ
Appendix
British word for diaper
Nappy
Pliant; flexible
Supple
Unconventional young woman of the 1920's
Flapper
Small breed of dog used for racing
Whippet
A huge lie, or just something huge in general
Whopper
Military engineer
Sapper
Italian grape-based liquor
Grappa
What they call clothing at a department store
Apparel
30 Comments
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Level 30
Oct 6, 2013
I kept insisting on "doppelganger" for "visible manifestation of a ghost"
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Level 64
Jul 4, 2016
A doppelganger is an apparition but not all apparitions are doppelgangers.
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Level 69
Aug 28, 2019
How is an apparition a doppelganger?? It is just somebody that look like you (though that can be eerie)
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Level 64
Nov 8, 2022
Whilst doppelganger these days can just mean someone that looks like you that's a case of the original definition becoming more generalised over time. The word is derived from stories of ghosts called doppelgangers that looked like someone you know.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2016
I couldn't get "duppy" out of my mind for this.
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Level 55
Jan 28, 2015
After "Yuppie" for the next one (60s counter culture) I typed "Yippie" about ten times (sometimes making it "Yippee") before remembering the actual answer that word was derived from.
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Level 89
Feb 11, 2019
For small dog I immediately thought yapper.
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Level 51
May 3, 2015
I tried floppy for flexible.
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Level 22
Jul 4, 2016
Floppy things may be flexible, but not all flexible things are floppy.
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Level 55
Oct 13, 2015
I liked how some rhyming answers were next to each other: Kipper and Skipper. Sapper and Grappa. Also, I was going to be one answer short, until I filled in the very last answer (clothing) which reminded me what the ghost one was.
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Level 83
Jan 22, 2024
OI MATE COME 'AVE A BUTCHER'S 'ERE LOOKS LOIKE SOMBODY'S NON-RHO'ICK, INNIT?
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Level 56
Dec 5, 2015
Looks like I'm the only one who's never heard of Sapper (or admitting to it!)
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Level 82
Jul 4, 2016
You'd see it a lot if you are into medieval military or early industrial military history, or perhaps fantasy.
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Level 85
Jul 4, 2016
Guess that explains why I didn't get it! Got all the others though, so not too bad a showing.
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Level 54
Aug 6, 2017
It's still used in the British Army. The lowest rank in the Royal Engineers (equivalent to Private) is Sapper. The corps as a whole are colloquially known as the Sappers.
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Level 75
Jul 4, 2016
I don't drink and I'm not into military games or history, which is probably why I missed sapper and grappa.
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Level 84
Sep 12, 2017
Only reason I got it is because of recently watching the British series "Danger: UXB" about WWII soldiers in London who went around defusing UneXplodded Bombs that the Germans had dropped on the city. Quite good.
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Level 89
Feb 11, 2019
World War 1 used them extensively for sure.
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2019
WWI films and books.
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Level 85
Jan 11, 2020
No one else ever play the board game Stratego? Used to have it as a kid. Sappers were weak but the only pieces that would defuse enemy bomb pieces instead of dying to them. Was so satisfying if you managed to sneak a sapper to an enemy bomb without dying on the way. Happy days... :)
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Level 45
Jul 7, 2016
For "pliant, flexible" I put "floppy."
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Level 54
Aug 6, 2017
Smoke me a kipper, Skipper, I'll be back for breakfast...
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Level 85
Oct 6, 2017
Wikipedia: "The Whippet . . . is a dog breed of *medium*-size."
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2018
smaller than a greyhound, the only other breed of dogs I know of used for racing unless you count sled dogs.
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Level 86
Jun 6, 2018
Anybody else try "Cappy" as the informal term for a captain? :)

(I am not suggesting this should be accepted)

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Level 69
Aug 28, 2019
yes..and capp'n...
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Level 55
Oct 23, 2019
Aye aye, captain.
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Level 55
Oct 23, 2019
I work at a Goodwill (not sure if counts as department store), and we call clothes...clothes. Not apparel.
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Level 84
Apr 26, 2024
I think apparel is American English usage. It is rarely used nowadays in the UK.
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Level 95
Apr 23, 2021
I feel like "nipple" should work for the vestigial clue... oh wait it says organ. Nevermind