dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse(noun)
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
A vain man; a dandy.
Origin: Akin to German foppen
one whose ambition it is to gain admiration by showy dress; a coxcomb; an inferior dandy
Origin: [OE. foppe, fop, fool; cf. E. fob to cheat, G. foppen to make a fool of one, jeer, D. foppen.]
Fop became a pejorative term for a foolish man overly concerned with his appearance and clothes in 17th century England. Some of the very many similar alternative terms are: "coxcomb", fribble, "popinjay", fashion-monger, and "ninny". "Macaroni" was another term, of the 18th century, more specifically concerned with fashion. A modern-day fop may also be a reference to a foolish person who is overly concerned about his clothing and incapable of engaging in intellectual conversations, activities or thoughts.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fop, n. an affected dandy.—ns. Fop′ling, a vain affected person; Fop′pery, vanity in dress or manners: affectation: folly.—adj. Fop′pish, vain and showy in dress: affectedly refined in manners.—adv. Fop′pishly.—n. Fop′pishness. [Cf. Ger. foppen, to hoax.]
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The numerical value of FOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of FOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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