Coxcomb meaning

kŏkskōm
A conceited dandy; a fop.
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A cap topped with a notched strip of red cloth like a cock's comb, formerly worn by jesters.
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A silly, vain, foppish fellow; dandy.
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A foolish or conceited person; a dandy.
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A jester's cap; a cockscomb.
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The fleshy red pate of a rooster.
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Origin of coxcomb

  • Middle English cokkes comb crest of a cock cokkes genitive of cok cock cock1 comb crest comb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English cokke's comb lit. "the comb of a cock"

    From Wiktionary