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a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)

an archaic term for a parrot

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Some preening popinjays have launched wars with hard-working chief constables, others are obsessed with self-serving statements, and many have shown an utter lack of policing knowledge.
Like many in the community, Minister Rajab is tired of the way that the international media, UN and foreign government popinjays and shrill media critics ignore what the government is doing and its pledges to reform.
The political irony should not be overlooked; the "men of substance," who viewed members of the CPP as "the flotsam and jetsam and the popinjays of the country" started to appeal directly to the masses.
David Cameron and Gideon Osborne and the other gilded Brideshead Revisited Bullingdon Club, wing-collared, popinjays of the Conservative Party have never known a day's hardship in their lives.
Elsewhere James and JJ, a pair of bleached-blond Sloaney popinjays engaged in a perpetually high-fiving bromance with each other, continued to push their ridiculous idea of serving picnic food in a cafe.
But every true Red knows the importance of sweeping aside Real Madrid, and bloodying the nose of the popinjays down the East Lancs Road, not least when they stand poised on the edge of an achievement which was even beyond us in our heyday.
This expanding group of preening, prancing popinjays includes 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' contestants, duff rock stars and soap actors.
POPINJAYS Restaurant, located on Hide Hill in the heart of Berwick - upon-Tweed, is a well established business.