coxcomb

noun cox·comb \ 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

coxcombical

play \käks-ˈkō-mi-kəl, -ˈkä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of coxcomb

Middle English cokkes comb, literally, cock's comb


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