"He could picture them only as flickering caricatures of the twenties, the Playboy and the Flapper"

A Playboy in this sense was a man who enjoyed numerous liaisons with women but never settled down with any of them. He might also be known as a Ladies' Man or Rake.

A Flapper was a 1920s woman who pushed the boundaries of what was deemed acceptable behaviour at that time. Flappers often wore brash makeup, smoked, drank and defied sexual norms.


Both species feature in The Great Gatsby. 

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