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foppish

[fop-ish] /ˈfɒp ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
resembling or befitting a fop; excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner.
Origin of foppish
1595-1605
1595-1605; fop + -ish1
Related forms
foppishly, adverb
foppishness, noun
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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
adj.

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

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