fopnoun [ C ]uk /fɒp/ us /fɑːp/ old-fashioned disapproving
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.