Definition of Foppish

1. Adjective. Affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner.

Exact synonyms: Dandified, Dandyish
Similar to: Elegant
Derivative terms: Foppishness

Definition of Foppish

1. a. Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; affected in manners.

Definition of Foppish

1. Adjective. Like a fop, a man overly concerned with his appearance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foppish

1. characteristic of a dandy [adj]

Medical Definition of Foppish

1. Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; affected in manners. Synonym: Finical, spruce, dandyish. (31 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Foppish

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

Literary usage of Foppish

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

1. Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1846)
"His great personal beauty and foppish habits.— His extraordinary popularity with the fair sex.—His success as a gambler.—Fantastic liveries of his servants. ..."

2. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris (1816)
"The foppish dress of one of the clergymen about the head, is perhaps the greatest objection to this monument. Another is to Charles Williams, of Caerleon, ..."

3. A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall (1859)
"one more expressive than this, or that so easily conveys its meaning merely by its sound. It is mostly used colloquially. 2. A foppish young fellow; ..."

4. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"SPRINKLE. See SCATTER. SPROUT. See BUD. SPRUCE. See foppish. SPURIOUS. See COUNTERFEIT. SPY. EMISSARY. The SPY (a shortened form of espy, from the French ..."

5. How We Kept the Flag Flying: The Story of the Siege of Ladysmith by Donald MacDonald (1900)
"... An influx of blacks—More guns in action—Hints of hunger— The intelligent horse—foppish Boers—Casualties. THE Boer was always bringing off surprises. ..."

6. London and Middlesex: Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive Survey of by Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale (1815)
"The foppish dress of one of the clergymen about the head, is perhaps the greatest objection to this monument. Another is to Charles Williams, of Caerleon, ..."

7. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"... foppish. Buckle, я. I. Clasp, brooch, broach. house of prostitution, house of ill-fame. Brotherhood, n. 1. Relation of a brother, body of brethren. 2. ..."

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