coxcomb


cox·comb

noun \ˈkäks-ˌkōm\

Definition of COXCOMB

1
a :  a jester's cap adorned with a strip of red
b archaic :  pate, head
2
a obsolete :  fool
b :  a conceited foolish person :  fop
cox·comb·i·cal \käks-ˈkō-mi-kəl, -ˈkä-\ adjective

Origin of COXCOMB

Middle English cokkes comb, literally, cock's comb
First Known Use: 1573

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