- the clothes, manners, actions, etc., of a fop.
- something foppish.
Origin of foppery
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Examples from the Web for foppery
Forced complaisance is foppery; and affected easiness is ridiculous.The Young Man's Guide</p>
William A. Alcott
Theron looked at his interrogator with a frown of disdain for his foppery.The Proud Prince
Justin Huntly McCarthy
They despised wealth just as other nations despise effeminacy and foppery.Xerxes
So that, were we to try our best at foppery, we could not now succeed.
So foppery and foolery are tolerated from habit and intimacy.Rank and Talent; A Novel, Vol. II (of 3)
William Pitt Scargill
- the clothes, affectations, obsessions, etc, of or befitting a fop
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Word Origin and History for foppery
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