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coxcombry

[ koks-kohm-ree ]
/ ˈkɒksˌkoʊm ri /
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noun, plural cox·comb·ries.
the manners or behavior of a coxcomb.
a foppish trait.
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Origin of coxcombry

First recorded in 1600–10; coxcomb + -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for coxcombry

coxcombry
/ (ˈkɒksˌkəʊmrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
conceited arrogance or foppishness
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