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fop

[fop] /fɒp/
noun
1.
a man who is excessively vain and concerned about his dress, appearance, and manners.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English foppe, fop; akin to fob2
Synonyms
dandy, coxcomb, popinjay, peacock, swell, dude.
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  • And the silver spangles in his gray hair suggested that he was something of an elderly fop.
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fop

/fɒp/
noun
1.
a man who is excessively concerned with fashion and elegance
Derived Forms
foppish, adjective
foppishly, adverb
foppishness, noun
Word Origin
C15: related to German foppen to trick; see fob²
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Word Origin and History for fop
n.

mid-15c., "foolish person," of unknown origin, perhaps related to fob (v.), German foppen "jeer at, make a fool of." Sense of "dandy" is from 1660s.

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Related Abbreviations for fop

FOP

flight operations plan
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