Meaning of “fop” in the English Dictionary

"fop" in English

See all translations

fopnoun [ C ]

uk /fɒp/ us /fɑːp/ old-fashioned disapproving
foppish
adjective uk /ˈfɒp.ɪʃ/ us /ˈfɑː.pɪʃ/ old-fashioned disapproving

Examples from literature

  • Annie had always wondered what Fanny could see in a silly, trifling fop like Cyril. 
  • Courtesy he holds to be the vice of fops, and the manners of society mere hypocrisy. 
  • He was the fop of the school, wore the nattiest of garments, patent-leather shoes, gold watch, bosom pin, seal ring, and was blessed with a nice little moustache. 
  • I do not mean fops and dandies, but true gentlemen. 
  • Though not a fop, his hand trembled on the last morning of his journey when he fastened a necktie of the colour his mother loved best. 

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