Synonyms for coxcomb

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Somebody says, that nature may make a fool, but a coxcomb is always of his own making.

Heart, I took it for granted, he had none; how should a coxcomb come by a heart?

Whatever might be said of others, thou, at least, wast no coxcomb.

Now let him, he has my consent, be as great a coxcomb as ever wore red heels.

He felt a desire to tell this coxcomb just what he thought of him.

Having been a coxcomb in his youth, Fox was now degenerating into the sloven.

I was no coxcomb; I had had experiences, and I knew these signs.

Do you suppose I'd give that coxcomb the triumph of thinking I want to make up to him?

There was none of the concealed vanity of a coxcomb in this knowledge.

Let no one rashly pronounce me a coxcomb, vain and pretentious, for all this.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from cokkes comb (1560s, see cockscomb).

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