foppery

[fop-uh-ree]
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Origin of foppery

First recorded in 1540–50; fop + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for foppery

foppery

noun plural -peries
  1. the clothes, affectations, obsessions, etc, of or befitting a fop
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Word Origin and History for 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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