coxcombry

[koks-kohm-ree]
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noun, plural cox·comb·ries.

the manners or behavior of a coxcomb.
a foppish trait.

Nearby words

  1. coxa vara,
  2. coxae,
  3. coxalgia,
  4. coxalgy,
  5. coxcomb,
  6. coxey,
  7. coxey, jacob sechler,
  8. coxiella,
  9. coxitis,
  10. coxodynia

Origin of coxcombry

First recorded in 1600–10; coxcomb + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for coxcombry

coxcombry

noun plural -ries

conceited arrogance or foppishness
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