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coxcomb (plural coxcombs)
- (obsolete) The cap of a court jester, adorned with a red stripe.
- A foolish or conceited person; a dandy.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter XIII, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292, book VII:
- […] for though I am afraid the doctor was a little of a coxcomb, he might be nevertheless very much of a surgeon.
- 2010, Pseudonymous Bosch, This Isn't What It Looks Like
- And she nearly started a fight between two young fops in plumed hats and flouncy collars: "Clay-brained coxcomb!" "Mewling milk-livered maggot!"
- The fleshy red pate of a rooster.
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:coxcomb.
foolish or conceited person