coxcomb

Definitions:

  • A conceited dandy; a fop.
  • A jester's cap; a cockscomb.
  • The comb of a cock. See <internalXref urlencoded="cockscomb">cockscomb</internalXref>, 1.
  • The comb, resembling that of a cock, which licensed fools formerly wore in their caps; hence, the fool's cap itself.
  • The top of the head, or the head itself.
  • A fop; a vain, showy fellow; a conceited and pretentious dunce.
  • A kind of silver lace frayed out at the edges.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="cockscomb">cockscomb</internalXref>, 2.
  • None
  • A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps.
  • The cap itself.
  • The top of the head, or the head itself.
  • A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop.
  • A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to <spn>Celosia cristata</spn>, or garden cockscomb. Same as <er>Cockscomb</er>.
  • The cap of a court <xref>jester</xref>, <xref>adorned</xref> with a red stripe.
  • A <xref>foolish</xref> or <xref>conceited</xref> person; a <xref>dandy</xref>.
  • The <xref>fleshy</xref> red <xref>pate</xref> of a <xref>rooster</xref>.
  • the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
  • a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
  • a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
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