fop

[ fop ]
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noun

a man who is excessively vain and concerned about his dress, appearance, and manners.

Nearby words

  1. footwell,
  2. footwork,
  3. footworn,
  4. footy,
  5. foozle,
  6. foppery,
  7. foppish,
  8. foppishly,
  9. for,
  10. for a change

Origin of fop

1400–50; late Middle English foppe, fop; akin to fob2

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British Dictionary definitions for fop

fop

/ (fɒp) /

noun

a man who is excessively concerned with fashion and elegance
Derived Formsfoppish, adjectivefoppishly, adverbfoppishness, noun

Word Origin for fop

C15: related to German foppen to trick; see fob ²

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Word Origin and History for fop

fop

n.

mid-15c., "foolish person," of unknown origin, perhaps related to fob (v.), German foppen "jeer at, make a fool of." Sense of "dandy" is from 1660s.

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