Definitions for FOPfɒp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fopfɒp(n.)

  1. a vain man excessively concerned with his looks, clothes, and manners; dandy.

Origin of fop:

1400–50; late ME foppe, fop; akin to fob2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse(noun)

    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance

Wiktionary

  1. fop(Noun)

    A vain man; a dandy.

  2. Origin: Akin to German foppen

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fop(noun)

    one whose ambition it is to gain admiration by showy dress; a coxcomb; an inferior dandy

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  1. Fop

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

play a trick / tricks on

to do something which is amusing to oneself because it deceives or frightens (someone else), or makes them appear stupid

He played a trick on her by jumping out from behind a wall as she passed.

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