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Definition of "peacock" []

  • A male peafowl, distinguished by its crested head, brilliant blue or green plumage, and long modified back feathers that are marked with iridescent eyelike spots and that can be spread in a fanlike form. (noun)
  • A peafowl, either male or female. (noun)
  • A vain person; a dandy. (noun)
  • To strut about like a peacock; exhibit oneself vainly. (verb-intransitive)

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 "peacock" in a sentence
  • "I was specifically drawn to ink that came in peacock blue and a deep, chocolatey brown."
  • "April 3rd, 2007 at 2: 26 am so beutiful peacock is my faviriout animal but i ll rather choose the beutiful green enrald peacock becus its me faviriout"
  • "Mrs Squeers, when excited, was accustomed to use strong language, and, moreover, to make use of a plurality of epithets, some of which were of a figurative kind, as the word peacock, and furthermore the allusion to"