noun, plural cox·comb·ries.
- coxa vara,
- coxey, jacob sechler,
Origin of coxcombry
Examples from the Web for coxcombry
It may be doubted whether there is any more astounding monument of coxcombry in literature.A History of English Literature|George Saintsbury
Pity that such talents should be coupled with such cowardice and coxcombry.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
This is a bit of coxcombry which has no match in the simple, unaffected vanity of the Portuguese.
We give two or three specimens to confound at once this miserable piece of coxcombry and shuffling.Early Reviews of English Poets|John Louis Haney
Here he formed an acquaintance which helped him much in the world of coxcombry.Woman's Work in English Fiction|Clara Helen Whitmore