Definition of Coxcombry

1. n. The manners of a coxcomb; foppishness.



Definition of Coxcombry

1. Noun. A behaviour or manner that is characteristic of a coxcomb; a foppish behaviour. ¹

2. Noun. Behaviour or airs characteristic of a coxcomb; foppishness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coxcombry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coxcombry

coxa valga
coxae
coxal
coxalgia
coxalgias
coxalgic
coxalgies
coxalgy
coxcomb
coxcombic
coxcombical
coxcombically
coxcombly
coxcombries
coxcombry (current term)
coxcombs
coxcomical
coxcomically
coxed
coxes
coxiella
coxiella burnetii
coxier
coxiest
coxiness
coxing
coxitic scoliosis
coxitides
coxitis

Literary usage of Coxcombry

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"[ Wither's Horror of coxcombry.] " Ir I should hang'd have been, I knew not how To teach my body how to cringe or bow, Or to embrace a fellow's hinders ..."

2. Domestic Life in England, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With (1835)
"The coxcombry of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries must not be spared; since the clergy ... coxcombry ..."

3. An Overland Journey to Lisbon at the Close of 1846: With a Picture of the by Terence McMahon Hughes (1847)
"Tallness of many of the men.—Generality of the Capa, and grace with which it is worn.—The Caff Suizo.—Military life.—coxcombry of the younger officers. ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"[ Wither's Horror of coxcombry.] " Ir I should hang'd have been, I knew not how To teach my body how to cringe or bow, Or to embrace a fellow's hinders ..."

5. Domestic Life in England, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With (1835)
"The coxcombry of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries must not be spared; since the clergy ... coxcombry ..."

6. An Overland Journey to Lisbon at the Close of 1846: With a Picture of the by Terence McMahon Hughes (1847)
"Tallness of many of the men.—Generality of the Capa, and grace with which it is worn.—The Caff Suizo.—Military life.—coxcombry of the younger officers. ..."

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