coxcomb

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From Middle English cokke's comb lit. "the comb of a cock"

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coxcomb (plural coxcombs)

  1. (obsolete) The cap of a court jester, adorned with a red stripe.
  2. A foolish or conceited person; a dandy.
  3. The fleshy red pate of a rooster.

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