- the manners or behavior of a coxcomb.
- a foppish trait.
Origin of coxcombry
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Examples from the Web for coxcombry
However, his coxcombry was a falling-off from early seriousness.The Town
His vanity, coxcombry and folly, displeased the King, and alarmed the Queen.Letters from Spain
Joseph Blanco White
Here he formed an acquaintance which helped him much in the world of coxcombry.Woman's Work in English Fiction
Clara Helen Whitmore
He is born in coxcombry, cradled in coxcombry, and educated in coxcombry.
This is a bit of coxcombry which has no match in the simple, unaffected vanity of the Portuguese.
- conceited arrogance or foppishness
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