resembling or befitting a fop; excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner.
- fop·pish·ly, adverb
- fop·pish·ness, noun
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How to use foppish in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once he got his foppish foot in the door, he celebrated by unleashing the full majesty of his pent-up fashion exhibitionism.
Had I not known him, I should have seen in the scrupulous part in his hair a suggestion of the foppish.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
He was only thirty feet behind Peter Niburg when that foppish gentleman reached the corner.Long Live the King | Mary Roberts Rinehart
He turned and stared after Mamise and noted the way she went, with the foppish stranger carrying the heavy baggage.The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
And it must be admitted that those mere foppish, inane nothings did produce a seeming of difference.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig | David Graham Phillips
There is nothing finical or foppish about the conventions which Mr. Harcourt undertakes to codify and explain.Ben's Nugget | Horatio, Jr. Alger