coxcombry

noun

cox·​comb·​ry ˈkäks-kəm-rē How to pronounce coxcombry (audio)
-ˌkōm-
plural coxcombries
: behavior that is characteristic of a coxcomb : foppery

Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coxcombry was in 1770

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Cite this Entry

“Coxcombry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coxcombry. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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