Meaning of “coxcomb” in the English Dictionary


"coxcomb" in English

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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. 

(Definition of “coxcomb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)