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[fop-ish] /ˈfɒp ɪʃ/
resembling or befitting a fop; excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner.
Origin of foppish
1595-1605; fop + -ish1
Related forms
foppishly, adverb
foppishness, noun Unabridged
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  • His noble figure, flashing eye and majestic voice made one forget that he was somewhat foppish in his dress.
  • The artist wears an expression of intense self-satisfaction and the foppish attire of the flaneur.
  • He favors foppish linen suits and drops names of the fast crowd he once ran with.
Word Origin and History for foppish

c.1600, from fop + -ish. Related: Foppishly; fopishness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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