Definition of Foppery

1. n. The behavior, dress, or other indication of a fop; coxcombry; affectation of show; showy folly.

Definition of Foppery

1. Noun. The dress or actions of a fop ¹

2. Noun. Stupidity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foppery

1. foppish behavior [n -PERIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Foppery

footy
foozle
foozled
foozler
foozlers
foozles
foozling
foozlings
fop
fopdoodle
fopdoodles
fopling
foplings
fopped
fopperies
foppery (current term)
fopping
foppish
foppishly
foppishness
foppishnesses
fops
for
for't
for-
for-pay
for-profit
for-profits
for-than
for 24 hours

Literary usage of Foppery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1828)
"G. foppery, South Audley Street' Cantwell then went to the landlord, who had observed ... foppery, foppery. G— he's the fellow what loses so at Crockford's. ..."

2. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"Because it collects from each State that which, by being inadequate, can be of no use to it, and forms an aggregate that serves for alL THE foppery OP ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1901)
"... the Poetical Cobbler—Boetius—National Debt—Mallet^Marriage—foppery—Gilbert—Cooper—Homer- Gregory Sharpe—Poor of England—Corn Laws—Dr. Browne—Mr. Burke— ..."

4. Practical Illustrations of Rhetorical Gesture and Action by Johann Jackob Engel, Henry Siddons (1822)
"foppery. Plate LXII. represents Mr. Munden as Jemmy Jumps, in the " Farmer," and is inserted as a specimen of the fashionable habit which then prevailed. ..."

5. Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and by Abraham Hayward (1873)
"But at the terrible moment when the brigade of Bourbonnais was flying before the onset of the allies, there was no time for foppery; and the finest ..."

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