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Synonyms for coxcomb

a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

a cap worn by court jesters


Related Words

the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

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In fifteenth- and sixteenth-century France, sots appearing with bells and baubles in patched motley with coxcombs and asses' ears on hoods capered in the sortie, or fool's play.
A rhyme reads: "Sir Fopling Flutter through his glass/Inspects the ladies as they pass/Yet still the coxcomb lacks the wit/To guard against the bailiff''s writ.
TheDailyReview ROD STEWART, Birmingham NIA WITH the gold lam jacket and platinum highlights in that trademark blond coxcomb he looks less Denis Law and more Barry Manilow these days.
his bike: hair standing up like wind in a coxcomb, sternum like a
boxing it out with the offender,' is the tenet of a coxcomb and the
Soto y Gama actually called Lombardo Toledano a mequetrefe, which translates roughly to a coxcomb or a jackanapes.
And now an airy Coxcomb trips alone, With gogle-Eyne he gazeth all about, Gaping and wond'ring at the female throng.
It makes sense therefore when, running dementedly around Dover, Lear has essentially taken his Fool's place, coxcomb and all.
Baiting Whistler in a rebuke aimed at The Falling Rocket, John Ruskin complained: "I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face" (qtd.
The one LIF play that might be cited in support of Visser is John Caryll's Sir Salomon, or The Cautious Coxcomb (LIF 1670).
The argument is supported by a discussion of the exploration of social tensions about status in a number of plays produced by the company, including Eastward Ho, by Chapman, Jonson, and Marston; Middleton's Your Five Gallants; Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle; and Beaumont and Fletcher's The Coxcomb.
I was very impressed when I saw that the new logo includes a representation of Florence Nightingale's coxcomb diagram.
He botches it in the end and wins a bloody coxcomb.
Most of them are freshly repainted and cared for, and each is beautifully decorated with coxcomb flowers (a type of red-flowering amaranth) and crosses of huge marigolds.