coxcomb

noun
cox·​comb | \ ˈkäks-ˌkōm How to pronounce coxcomb (audio) \

Definition of coxcomb

1a : a jester's cap adorned with a strip of red
b archaic : pate, head
2a obsolete : fool
b : a conceited foolish person : fop

Other Words from coxcomb

coxcombical \ käks-​ˈkō-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce coxcombical (audio) , -​ˈkä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of coxcomb

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for coxcomb

Middle English cokkes comb, literally, cock's comb

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