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fop

 (fŏp)
n.
A man who is preoccupied with and often vain about his clothes and manners; a dandy.

[Middle English, fool; probably akin to Middle English fob, trickster, cheat; see fob2.]

fop

(fɒp)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a man who is excessively concerned with fashion and elegance
[C15: related to German foppen to trick; see fob2]
ˈfoppish adj
ˈfoppishly adv
ˈfoppishness n

fop

(fɒp)

n.
a vain man excessively concerned with his looks, clothes, and manners; dandy.
[1400–50; late Middle English foppe, fop; akin to fob2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fop - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearancefop - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
coxcomb, cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
macaroni - a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms; "Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
Translations
keikari
छैलदम्भीबाँका

fop

[fɒp] Npetimetre m, currutaco m

fop

n (dated)Geck m, → Stutzer m (dated)

fop

[fɒp] ngagà m inv
References in classic literature ?
I warrant you the fop can use his dainty sword right well on occasion.
But through the blood and the dirt and the rags a new Baynes shone forth--a handsomer Baynes than the dandy and the fop of yore.
The road led straight up to the chateau which, compared to its ancestor on the hill, was exactly what a fop of the coterie of the Duc d'Enghein would have been beside a knight in steel armor in the time of Charles VII.
As the fop contrived to dress his bailiffs in his livery and make them wait on his guests at table, so the chagrins which the bad heart gives off as bubbles, at once take form as ladies and gentlemen in the street, shopmen or bar-keepers in hotels, and threaten or insult whatever is threatenable and insultable in us.
What led her particularly to desire horse-exercise was a visit from Captain Lydgate, the baronet's third son, who, I am sorry to say, was detested by our Tertius of that name as a vapid fop "parting his hair from brow to nape in a despicable fashion" (not followed by Tertius himself), and showing an ignorant security that he knew the proper thing to say on every topic.
And she left the old fop to go and speak with Madame de Chessel, a countess from the provinces, who seemed about to take leave.
They took with them the sumpter mules, which carried in panniers the wardrobe and table furniture of Sir Nigel; for the knight, though neither fop nor epicure, was very dainty in small matters, and loved, however bare the board or hard the life, that his napery should still be white and his spoon of silver.
Perhaps, too, I was a little bit spoiled by my mother and sister, and some other ladies of my acquaintance; - and yet I was by no means a fop - of that I am fully convinced, whether you are or not.
It was managed by my old friend Espado; he was the bright-clad fop, whose hook nose got him called the Vulture.
A fop may sit in any chair of the world nor be distinguished for his hour from Homer and Washington; but there need never be any doubt concerning the respective ability of human beings.
Our antiquaries abandon time for distance; our very fops glance from the binding to the bottom of the title-page, where the mystic characters which spell London, Paris, or Genoa, are precisely so many letters of recommendation.
le Prince, that king of fops, to take his arm when talking over the fashions; and for those least eager to pay never to dare to leave their accounts in arrear with him; for Master Percerin would for the first time make clothes upon credit, but the second never, unless paid for the former order.