Origin of foppish
Examples from the Web for foppish
Hay was the foppish “smiling emissary” whose conversational skills could make petitioners forget they came to see the president.
Or that “macaronis” were foppish, sexually ambiguous males in the 1760s and 1770s?Queer Style A History of Fashion at FIT in New York|Peter Davis|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once he got his foppish foot in the door, he celebrated by unleashing the full majesty of his pent-up fashion exhibitionism.
Such a mixture of whining cant and of foppish affectation I scarcely ever heard in my life.Rural Rides|William Cobbett
He was fair and foppish, very stout, and as heavy in mind as in body.Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II.|Catherine II, Empress of Russia
He was only thirty feet behind Peter Niburg when that foppish gentleman reached the corner.Long Live the King|Mary Roberts Rinehart
With a gesture so easy as almost to be slow motion, he tossed it into the face of the foppish officer.Frigid Fracas|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Howat could see the dark, satirical face shadowed by the elaborate wig, the rigid figure in precise, foppish dress.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer