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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

References in classic literature ?
"A great coxcomb!" repeated Miss Steele, whose ear had caught those words by a sudden pause in Marianne's music.-- "Oh, they are talking of their favourite beaux, I dare say."
"No sister," cried Lucy, "you are mistaken there, our favourite beaux are NOT great coxcombs."
By the way, Lord John, I called you a coxcomb just now, which was perhaps unduly severe.
Here voyageurs frolicked away their wages, fiddling and dancing in the booths and cabins, buying all kinds of knick-knacks, dressing themselves out finely, and parading up and down, like arrant braggarts and coxcombs. Sometimes they met with rival coxcombs in the young Indians from the opposite shore, who would appear on the beach painted and decorated in fantastic style, and would saunter up and down, to be gazed at and admired, perfectly satisfied that they eclipsed their pale-faccd competitors.
Because of Mentoria's textual guidance, Gertrude Winworth avoids Agnes's fate by rejecting "the forward advances of every coxcomb" and instead choosing "so worthy a man as Sir Arthur Fitzgerald" who is sanctioned by her father (Rowson 1794, 2:73-74).
Presumably one of the figures represents the novel's unnamed gentleman narrator and the other his coxcomb traveling companion, Mr.
There's also the 125ft viewing column on 600ft Coxcomb Hill and 4.1 mile Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington State.
Writing about Whistler's "Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket," exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, he said: "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" (1903-12).
At the apex of Coxcomb Hill, the mural-wrapped Astoria Column traces the area's evolution, from Capt Robert Gray's 1792 discovery of the Columbia River (named for his ship, the Columbia Rediviva) to the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the railroad's arrival in the late 1800s.
Homophobia is here too tied to misapprehension, since "fops, coxcomb, false, trashy, ignoramus, alarmist, non-sociological people are the ones who look with contempt" at gay men and women (1958, 287).
Just as he admonishes the professional gentleman not to be the "fop, the dandy, the coxcomb, the popinjay," the writing is not showy, and the advice is practical.
Let me hire him too, here's my coxcomb. [Offering Kent his cap.] Lear.
The boutonnieres were eucalyptus with coxcomb and blue thistle wrapped in black satin ribbon.
'Beaumont400' was among only a few events to mark the anniversary of Beaumont's death, along with staged readings in Globe Education's 'Read Not Dead' series of The Scornful Lady at Gray's Inn on 23 October and The Coxcomb at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 13 November.