AskDefine | Define coxcomb

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1 a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments [syn: cockscomb]
2 a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red [syn: cockscomb]
3 the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds [syn: comb, cockscomb]

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From Middle English cokke's comb lit. "the comb of a cock"


  1. (obsolete) the cap of a court jester, adorned with a red stripe
  2. a foolish or conceited person; a dandy
  3. the fleshy red pate of a rooster

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Coxcomb may refer to:
Cockscomb may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Beau Brummel, beau, bladder, blade, blood, boulevardier, buck, cap and bells, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, exquisite, fashion plate, fine gentleman, fop, fribble, gallant, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, lady-killer, lounge lizard, macaroni, man-about-town, masher, motley, puppy, slapstick, sock, spark, sport, swell
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