Definitions

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  • n. A petty fop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A petty fop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A petty fop.

Etymologies

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fop +‎ -ling

Examples

  • With Iskandrian at Valentius 'side-perhaps, he thought, it was time to start thinking of the fopling as Moranthes II-there would be no chance to gather more men, and possibly no men left alive to gather.

    Conan The Triumphant

  • "Not unless she's begun taking fopling youths into her band," Machaon replied.

    Conan The Triumphant

  • He was in her service, not that of the fopling Valentius, and he would do well to remember it.

    Conan The Triumphant

  • They sit in the parks with unhealed wounds; they hobble along the streets, many of them weary and worn; poor fellows! they are greater, and more to be envied than many a fresh fopling who struts by.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • I felt the blood rush to my face, and I saw others glance around reprovingly when a city girl who sat behind me, and carried on a whispered flirtation with a fopling at her side during Mr. Rhodes's speech, drawled:

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • Parisian fopling, had formed the subject of conversation in many an assembly of pious ladies, and hands and eyebrows had been uplifted at the iniquities of Chilton Abbey, as second only to the monstrous goings-on of the Court at Oxford.

    London Pride Or When the World Was Younger

  • A fopling poet though thou wert, dainty and perfumed, yet still a poet, sweet in a lady's bower, where all is fashioned as befits the place and time: a poet indeed! and, what is more, never wert thou turned from thy chosen path of duty by praise or purse -- although a poet and poor all the days of thy most checkered life.

    The Buccaneer A Tale

  • A marvellous fopling he will make in the sedate circles of owls and buzzards!

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. I.

  • I loathe the lewd rake, the dress'd fopling despise:

    Prose and Poetry of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

  • The broad expanse of shirt-front, with its delicate embroidery, not obtrusively splendid, but minutely elaborate rather, involving the largest expenditure of needlework to produce the smallest and vaguest effect -- a suspicion of richness, as it were, nothing more; the snowy cambric contrasts with the bronzed visage of the soldier, or blends harmoniously with the fair complexion of the fopling, who has never exposed his countenance to the rough winds of heaven; the expanse of linen proclaims the breadth of chest, and gives a factitious slimness to the waist.

    The Lovels of Arden

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