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Monday, January 24, 2000

Definitions for fop

  1. A man who is overly concerned with or vain about his dress and appearance; a dandy.

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Citations for fop
I wear ties because I don't have to, because in an increasingly dressed-down, homogenized world, they can set you apart. I wear ties because they nurture the inner fop. Also the outer one. Abbott Combes, New York Times Magazine
He's swaddled in a heavy black wool overcoat and his shoes are silver-buckled with cap toes, the black leather well taken care of. He's a bit of a lounge lizard, a hip-hop fop. Po Bronson, The Nudist on the Late Shift
Origin of fop
late Middle English
Fop comes from Middle English fop, foppe, "a fool." The adjective form is foppish.