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  • n. Plural form of fop.


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  • Political speakers, congressmen and legislators pour out their eloquence with such force, such power that great audiences are moved to uproarous applause; men stand to their feet, women dash their handkerchiefs to the air, and even children join the universal ecstasy, but when ministers of the gospel dare show the emotion of the soul while discussing the most vital, the most important subject that ever engaged the human mind, we frequently hear a number of classical "fops," educational dudes expressing disgust and describing the scene as a "monkey show."

    Africa and African Methodism.

  • Significantly, two of the fops mentioned in the newspaper, “Tom Tug” and “Jack Tinsel,” were both seafarers.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • They are mining more of the master with The Misanthrope, a 17th-century comedy that attacks the fops who favor conformity over confrontation.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: The Misanthrope, Honey Brown Eyes

  • Would it not be fun to watch this terrible excuse for a leader go one-on-one with Sarah Palin on health care instead of these mainstream media fops?

    Pelosi: When I take health care bill to the floor, 'it will win'

  • I do not smile when others call me such; those self-important fops with their garish clothes and empty air between their ears and empty air between their legs.

    Duet « A Fly in Amber

  • The ladies stopped nattering, and the fops stood aghast.

    Exit the Actress

  • My problem with the Greens is that I can't stand being talked down to by pompous, pious middle-class fops who seem to think everyone they meet can't possibly know as much as they do about anything and therefore need 'educating'.

    The murky politics of the Green Party

  • Americans by insular corporate structures and vast personal fortunes, are no more attuned to the misery, rage and pain they cause than were the courtiers and perfumed fops who populated Versailles on the eve of the French Revolution.

    Printing: Wall Street Will Be Back for More

  • Most of the rest of the country already thinks you're a metropolis filled with fops and dandies.

    Uncultured: The War of the Wardrobes

  • I mean, we already have symptoms of a "bike culture" infestation here in New York, but before we turn into an entire metropolis full of fops and dandies I think we should consider undergoing a vigorous de-lousing.

    Uncultured: The War of the Wardrobes


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