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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpikɑkɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpiːkɒkɪŋ/
- Hyphenation: pea‧cock‧ing
- (seduction community) Ostentatious dress or behaviour employed by a man in an attempt to impress women.
- 1997, Emily Toth, Ms. Mentor's impeccable advice for women in academia, University of Pennsylvania Press, page 66:
- Peacocking may take place in legislatures and lodges, churches and chain stores. But it is particularly evident and bizarre in academia, a world where everyone is supposed to produce logically ordered exchanges of ideas.
- Men do it to get attention from women. Peacocking in pickup circles is pretty much a given. It's not for everyone and if you do decide to do it, you have to fully commit to it.
- 2010, Eric Rogell, The Art of War for Dating
- While you can decide for yourself if peacocking is your thing or not, I recommend you make a conscious effort to stand out from the crowd when you head out. If you dress like everyone else, you'll just blend into everyone else.
- 2011 April 10, Tiegs for Two (Family Guy), season 9, episode 14, spoken by Brian and Stewie Griffin (Seth McFarlane):
- Brian: Quagmire told us to dress flashy so girls would notice us.
- Stewie: Oh, right. Peacocking.