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Definition of "foppish" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a fop; dandified. (adjective)

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 "foppish" in a sentence
  • "The word foppish has appeared in 14 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Aug. 17 in the restaurant review "Now Appearing in Chicago, a Restaurant in Footlights," by Sam Sifton:"
  • "His whole dress and air was not what could properly be called foppish, it was rather what at that time was called "rakish.""
  • "Fastidious, clever, slightly skeptical, accustomed to the best society (he had held a much-envied shore appointment at the Ministry of Marine for a year preceding his retreat from his profession and from Europe), he possessed a latent warmth of feeling and a capacity for sympathy which were concealed by a sort of haughty, arbitrary indifference of manner arising from his early training; and by a something an enemy might have called foppish, in his aspect -- like a distorted echo of past elegance."