coxcombnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɒks.kəʊm/ us /ˈkɑːks.koʊm/ old use
Examples from literature
- Coxcomb as I was, there was no doubt in my mind that I could win Olivia.
- He was a simpering coxcomb of the first water, and the "loudest" dressed man in the state.
- It has been seen that I never was a coxcomb, not even in my youth.
- No man, unless he be a downright coxcomb, will ever admit to one woman that another woman has loved him.
- You are right, my dear Bell, and I am a prating coxcomb.