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  • adv. In a foppish way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a foppish manner; in a vain, trifling, or affected manner as to dress or deportment.


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foppish +‎ -ly


  • A mixed crowd of grim-faced councillors, foppishly dressed young men, and women in carnival-coloured gowns stood about him, and a great puddle of spaniels nosed about his feet.

    Exit the Actress

  • "Any kind of work, no trade," he told the agent; and was interrupted by a new-comer, dressed rather foppishly, as some workingmen dress who have instincts for finer things.

    Chapter 16

  • His blue chaperon, embroidered with a decorative hem, hangs foppishly loose around his shoulders.

    Fashion in Art: Medieval France and the Netherlands

  • A staple season upon season from top designers and brands around the globe such as Ralph Lauren, Max Mara, Jones New York, and Brooks Brothers, this iconic idea has been translated from traditional buttoned models with strong peak lapels (think a foppishly worn coat à la that of Annie Hall) to renditions that wink toward modern with hidden zippers and modified funnel necks (offering a more feminine take, unifying perfectly with skirts).

    The Style Checklist

  • Anyway, the opening seven-or-so chapters drag, as our three heroes dawdle about in foppishly-named Fal Dara fortress.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 2; The Great Hunt (1990)

  • The first person I noticed at Duckie Brown was a tall, foppishly-dressed man wearing a tall hat and painted-on eyebrows who had a distinctive Willy Wonka vibe about him and who seemed to be attracting the cameras.

    Una LaMarche: Crashing Fashion Week: Part One

  • Curtis Armitage-Goode was as foppishly dressed as ever.

    The Black Madonna

  • No doubt in some foppishly named business school or econ department there's a Phd student or 20 starting work on a proposal that would factor collateralised debt obligations the subprime mortgages sold bulk that started this recent crash into the neoclassical model.

    Regime functionaries

  • His patrician speech, his spike of a beard, and his close-fitting suits with the trouser pockets foppishly cut on the horizontal made an indelible impression on his House colleagues.

    The Five of Hearts

  • An odd thing about that article is that it described Candide as a woman; Candide's a man although from the way he's usually foppishly drawn in pictures, I guess a mistake could be made.

    The Eight Original Stories


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