Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

fop

play
noun \ˈfäp\

Simple Definition of fop

  • : a man who cares too much about how he looks or dresses

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fop

  1. 1 obsolete :  a foolish or silly person

  2. 2 :  a man who is devoted to or vain about his appearance or dress :  coxcomb, dandy

Examples of fop in a sentence

  1. <he's such a fop that he drives nearly 50 miles just to get his hair cut by Monsieur Louis>



Origin of fop

Middle English; akin to Middle English fobben to deceive, Middle High German voppen


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with fop


2

fop

verb

Definition of fop

foppedfopping

obsolete

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  fool, dupe



Circa 1590

First Known Use of fop

circa 1590



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fop? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

expressing little or no emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ