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See definition of popinjay on Dictionary.com
  • as inBeau Brummel
  • as incoxcomb
  • as infop

synonyms for popinjay

  • coxcomb
  • dandy
  • dude
  • fashion plate
  • fine gentleman
  • fop
  • lady-killer
  • lounge lizard
  • person of fashion
  • swell
  • buck
  • cap
  • dandy
  • dude
  • fob
  • fool
  • hinge
  • exquisite
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How to use popinjay in a sentence

That spruce, affected little popinjay over there, who looks as if he had been drinking verjuice.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Then will they miss seeing a man, and not a popinjay, I retorted.
BY ORDER OF THE COMPANYMARY JOHNSTON
You might argue with them all day, and you could not make them feel so small as I made that popinjay feel in one hour.
EIGHTY YEARS AND MORE; REMINISCENCES 1815-1897ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
When the class war came, he would naturally he found shooting down the workmen; but for any other war, an ignorant popinjay!
THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS: ENGLAND'S EFFORTMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
The very quintessence of popinjay vulgarity is reached when nicely is made to do service for well, in this wise: "How do you do?"
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
On the high sea, I am in supreme control, and know how to run the Mauretania without advice from a bloody Spanish popinjay!
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
He perceived that this fussy lawyer was not wholly a popinjay, for it required courage to insult a pirate to his face.
BLACKBEARD: BUCCANEERRALPH D. PAINE
What of Wagner, with his delight in imbecile fables, his popinjay vanity, his soul of a Schnorrer?
A BOOK OF PREFACESH. L. MENCKEN
As for this young Popinjay, he will have more need to protect himself than these Kingdoms.
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN DANGEROUS, VOL. 1 OF 3GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA
And in Earl Richard and other ballads, it is the 'popinjay' that proclaims guilt or fear from turret or tree.
THE BALLADISTSJOHN GEDDIE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POPINJAY

  • coxcomb
  • dandy
  • dude
  • fashion plate
  • fine gentleman
  • fop
  • lady-killer
  • lounge lizard
  • person of fashion
  • popinjay
  • swell
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.