foppish (adj.) c.1600, from FOP (Cf. fop) + -ISH (Cf. -ish). Related: Foppishly.

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  • Foppish — Fop pish, a. Foplike; characteristic of a top in dress or manners; making an ostentatious display of gay clothing; affected in manners. Syn: Finical; spruce; dandyish. See {Finical}. {Fop pish*ly}, adv. {Fop pish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foppish — adjective Date: 1599 1. obsolete foolish, silly 2. a. characteristic of a fop < a foppish dressing gown > b. behaving or dressing in the manner of a fop • foppishly adverb • foppishness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foppish — [[t]fɒ̱pɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a man as foppish, you disapprove of the fact that he dresses in beautiful, expensive clothes and is very proud of his appearance. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • foppish — fop ► NOUN ▪ a man who is excessively concerned with his clothes and appearance. DERIVATIVES foppery noun foppish adjective foppishly adverb foppishness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «fool» …   English terms dictionary

  • foppish — foppishly, adv. foppishness, n. /fop ish/, adj. resembling or befitting a fop; excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner. [1595 1605; FOP + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • foppish — adjective /ˈfɒp.ɪʃ/ Like a fop, a man overly concerned with his appearance. Syn: dandy …   Wiktionary

  • foppish — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. dapper, natty, vain; see egotistic 2 , fashionable …   English dictionary for students

  • foppish — fop·pish || fÉ‘pɪʃ / fÉ’ adj. vain, foolish, conceited …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foppish — a. Dandyish, coxcomical, dandified, vain of dress …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • foppish — adj showy, dandyish, overdressed, dapper, natty, swank, Inf. swell elegant; fastidious, finicky, finical, prinking, preening; pompous, vainglorious, self glorifying; vain as a peacock, self satisfied, Sl. stuck up, Inf. stuck on oneself,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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