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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Though not foppish, he was scrupulous to a degree about his dress.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • There isn't one I don't despise for his sickening, foppish, womanish airs.

  • Apart from this, Rip's name and how they had deigned to associate that foppish hound with "Rip," remained a mystery.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • He was fair and foppish, very stout, and as heavy in mind as in body.

    Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II. Catherine II, Empress of Russia
  • Harry Garland, the idle, foppish youth, became a ruined spendthrift.

    The Printer Boy. William M. Thayer
  • He had no illusions as to the source of this foppish prompting.

    The Gray Mask Wadsworth Camp
  • That foppish gentleman no longer showed the dejection of the day before, his dark eyes were bright and full of confidence.

Word Origin and History for foppish

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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