coxcomb

  • 1 Coxcomb — may refer to: Coxcomb diagram attributed to Florence Nightingale. Coxcomb (ornithology), a fleshy growth on the top of the head of many gallinaceous birds Coxcomb (plant), a small genus of edible and ornamental plants Coxcomb Mountains, mountain… …

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  • 2 Coxcomb — Cox comb (k?ks k?m ), n. [A corrupted spelling of cock s comb.] 1. (a) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps. (b) The cap itself. [1913 Webster] 2. The top of the head, or the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Coxcomb — (cock s comb, engl., spr. kócks kōm), Narr, Geck; s. Huhn (am Schluß) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 4 coxcomb — (n.) 1570s, from cokkes comb (1560s, see COCKSCOMB (Cf. cockscomb)) …

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  • 5 coxcomb — *fop, dandy, beau, exquisite, dude, buck …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 coxcomb — ► NOUN archaic ▪ a vain and conceited man; a dandy …

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  • 7 coxcomb — [käks′kōm΄] n. [for cock s comb] 1. a cap topped with a notched strip of red cloth like a cock s comb, formerly worn by jesters 2. a silly, vain, foppish fellow; dandy coxcombical [käks käm′i kəl, käkskōm′i kəl] adj …

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  • 8 coxcomb — UK [ˈkɒksˌkəʊm] / US [ˈkɑksˌkoʊm] noun [countable] Word forms coxcomb : singular coxcomb plural coxcombs an old word meaning a man who is too interested in his clothes and appearance …

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  • 9 coxcomb —    In the sixteenth century this was a reference to the hat worn by a professional fool. It was like a cock’s comb in shape and colour. The word quickly came to refer to the fool himself, then took on the special meaning of a person whose… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 10 coxcomb — noun a) A foolish or conceited person; a dandy. for though I am afraid the doctor was a little of a coxcomb, he might be nevertheless very much of a surgeon. b) The fleshy red pate of a rooster …

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  • 11 coxcomb — noun Etymology: Middle English cokkes comb, literally, cock s comb Date: 1573 1. a. a jester s cap adorned with a strip of red b. archaic pate, head 2. a. obsolete fool …

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  • 12 coxcomb — coxcombical /koks kom i keuhl, koh mi /, coxcombic, adj. coxcombically, adv. /koks kohm /, n. 1. a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop. 2. Archaic. head; pate. 3. Obs. cockscomb (def. 2). [1565 75; sp. var. of COCKSCOMB] Syn. 1. dude,… …

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  • 13 coxcomb — Synonyms and related words: Beau Brummel, beau, bladder, blade, blood, boulevardier, buck, cap and bells, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, exquisite, fashion plate, fine gentleman, fop, fribble, gallant, jack a dandy, jackanapes, lady killer, lounge… …

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  • 14 coxcomb — cox|comb [ˈkɔkskəum US ˈka:kskoum] n old fashioned a stupid man who is too proud of his clothes and appearance …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 coxcomb — cox|comb [ kaks,koum ] noun count an old word meaning a man who is too interested in his clothes and appearance …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 coxcomb — cox·comb || kÉ’kskəʊm n. jester s hat, clown s hat; conceited person, pretentious person; crest on head of cock, rooster s comb …

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  • 17 coxcomb — [ kɒkskəʊm] noun 1》 archaic a vain and conceited man; a dandy. 2》 variant spelling of cockscomb (in sense 2). Derivatives coxcombry kəmri noun Origin C16: var. of cockscomb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 coxcomb — n. Beau, fop, dandy, popinjay, exquisite, jackanapes, petit maître, man of dress; vain, showy fellow …

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  • 19 coxcomb — noun (C) old use a stupid man who spends too much time and money on his clothes and appearance …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 coxcomb — n dandy, jack a dandy, fop, dude, beau, spark, popinjay; blade, Chiefly Brit. blood, buck, jackanapes, whippersnapper; Fr. petit maitre.Beau Brummel, macaroni, Archaic. princox; exquisite, Sl. peacock, prinker, preener, show off; fashion plate,… …

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