Origin of coxcomb
Examples from the Web for coxcomb
What do you see in my Face that shou'd make you judge me such a Coxcomb?The Stolen Heiress|Susanna Centlivre
He jeered at "the coxcomb Czar, the autocrat of waltzes and of war."
Ser Piero was already celebrated as a conqueror of women; he was four-and-twenty, handsome, strong, something of a coxcomb.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
They thought (instinctively, and each in their different ways,) that he must be a coxcomb.Hester, Volume 2 (of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
Coxcomb as I was, I knew well how passionless was the interest expressed for me.Pelham, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for coxcomb
Word Origin and History for coxcomb
1570s, from cokkes comb (1560s, see cockscomb).