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Definition of "foppery" [fop•per•y]

  • Foolish quality or action. (noun)
  • The dress or manner of a fop. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foppery" in a sentence
  • "I can tell you without a doubt … I’d allow myself to be staked out on top of a fire ant pile for three days before I’d have appeared at this sycophantic exercise in foppery, irrelevance and pathetic grandstanding!"
  • "The descriptions are "high-falutin" beyond all endurance, and there is particularly noticeable a kind of stylistic foppery, which is always hovering between sublimity and a giggle."
  • "From a kind of foppery peculiar to himself, he wears the thick cloak of a common soldier."