Definition of fop in English:


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Pronunciation: /fɒp


A man who is concerned with his clothes and appearance in an affected and excessive way.
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  • The fops and dandies had no interest in war and concentrated instead on their seraglios.
  • He is a silly and superficial man, a fop or coxcomb.
  • The act made him appear too much a fop for Emma's liking.
informal swell, toff, snappy dresser, sharp dresser, natty dresser, trendy, pretty boy


late Middle English (in the sense 'fool'): perhaps related to fob2.



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  • All that foppery that Brummell discarded in the eighteenth century wound up on the backs of the footmen and valets of the nineteenth.
  • He is a stern man, rigid in his principles, plain, unaffected in his manners, no foppery in his dress, certainly above corruption, despising wealth…
  • With the troop's spirits so low such foppery brings with it guilt and I have desisted from such behavior despite the urgings of the Baron to do otherwise.

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