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  • n. A coxcomb; a pert boy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coxcomb; a pert boy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coxcomb; a conceited person.


prim +‎ cock (Wiktionary)


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  • O quoth she, ye loue to bee double diligent, or thought peraduenture that I being a lone woman stood in neede of a loue. Bring you me a princockes beardlesse boy (I knowe not
    whence hee is, nor whether he would) to call my name in suspense?

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010

  • Hmmm...interesting that no one had listed this. It appears several times in the results of a google book search but, near as I can tell, in no modern dictionaries. Definition, by the way, is "a haughty young man" according to my memory.

    October 30, 2007