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[fop-uh-ree] /ˈfɒp ə ri/
noun, plural fopperies.
the clothes, manners, actions, etc., of a fop.
something foppish.
Origin of foppery
First recorded in 1540-50; fop + -ery Unabridged
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  • They have obtained more liberty since, and can dispense with these "fopperies."

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • The unities of time and place have always appeared to me fopperies, as far as they require close observance of the French rules.

  • He plays the game with the gloves off, he strips bare all the fopperies and artificialities of the world.

    Why we should read S. P. B. Mais
  • I visited all the famous ones, and it would fill a volume to tell you the fopperies that's said of them.

    Folklore as an Historical Science George Laurence Gomme
  • George Osborne lying yonder, all his fopperies ended, with a bullet through his heart?

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson
  • Nations, like individuals, have their fopperies; the celestials display this quality, particularly in the coverings for the feet.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • The unities of time and place he calls "fopperies," though time and place, he admits, are not to be lightly changed.

  • I will come to thee, but Frank, I will not stay to hear your fopperies, dispatch those e're I come.

    Wit Without Money Francis Beaumont
  • To him I am only 'the old man' who refused to 'put up' longer for his fopperies and extravagances!

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Its fopperies come down not only as inside passengers, but in the very basket.

    She Stoops to Conquer Oliver Goldsmith
British Dictionary definitions for fopperies


noun (pl) -peries
the clothes, affectations, obsessions, etc, of or befitting a fop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fopperies



1540s, "foolish action," from fop + -ery. Meaning "behavior and manner of a fop" is from 1690s; meaning "foppish attire" is from 1711.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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