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Origin of coxcomb
OTHER WORDS FROM coxcombcox·comb·i·cal [koks-kom-i-kuhl, -koh-mi-], /kɒksˈkɒm ɪ kəl, -ˈkoʊ mɪ-/, cox·comb·ic, adjectivecox·comb·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby coxcomb
Example sentences from the Web for coxcomb
Parr was an arrogant old coxcomb, who abused the respectful kindness he received, and took his pipe into drawing-rooms.
Whereat Morsfield, certain that his parasitic thrasyleon apeing coxcomb would avoid extremities, mimicked him execrably.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
Ill neer play at cards more when clubs is trump: I have a goodly coxcomb, sister, have I not?
George, though no coxcomb, had always dressed well and expensively; and George appeared inclined to do so still.The Shadow of Ashlydyat|Mrs. Henry Wood
For it was impossible to be angry with a little coxcomb of such pitiful intelligence.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill