Coxcombry Cox"comb`ry (-r?), n. The manners of a coxcomb; foppishness. [1913 Webster]

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  • coxcombry — index pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • coxcombry — [käks′kōm΄rē] n. pl. coxcombries [see COXCOMB] 1. silly conceit or foppery 2. an instance of this …   English World dictionary

  • coxcombry — noun /ˈkɒkskəmɹɪ/ a) A behaviour or manner that is characteristic of a coxcomb; a foppish behaviour. He was clean shaved; clean shaving is a favorite coxcombry of the deacon class. b) Behaviour or airs characteristic of a coxcomb; foppishness.… …   Wiktionary

  • coxcombry — mrē noun ( es) 1. : the behavior or manners of a coxcomb : foppery 2. : a trait or characteristic of a coxcomb a coxcombry of his to affect the modish …   Useful english dictionary

  • coxcombry — noun (plural ries) Date: 1770 behavior that is characteristic of a coxcomb ; foppery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coxcombry — /koks kohm ree/, n., pl. coxcombries. 1. the manners or behavior of a coxcomb. 2. a foppish trait. [1600 10; COXCOMB + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • coxcombry — n. conceitedness, behavior of a coxcomb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coxcombry — n. Foppishness, vain glory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • coxcombry — cox·comb·ry …   English syllables

  • coxcombry — cox•comb•ry [[t]ˈkɒksˌkoʊm ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) the manners or behavior of a coxcomb 2) a foppish trait • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

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