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coxcombry

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

First recorded in 1600–10; coxcomb + -ry
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coxcombry

noun plural -ries
  1. conceited arrogance or foppishness
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