foppery

[ fop-uh-ree ]
/ ˈfɒp ə ri /
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noun, plural fop·per·ies.

the clothes, manners, actions, etc., of a fop.
something foppish.

Nearby words

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

Origin of foppery

First recorded in 1540–50; fop + -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for fopperies

foppery

/ (ˈfɒpərɪ) /

noun plural -peries

the clothes, affectations, obsessions, etc, of or befitting a fop
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Word Origin and History for fopperies

foppery

n.

1540s, "foolish action," from fop + -ery. Meaning "behavior and manner of a fop" is from 1690s; meaning "foppish attire" is from 1711.

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