foppery [fop-uh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural fop·per·ies.
- the clothes, manners, actions, etc., of a fop.
- something foppish.
Origin of foppery First recorded in 1540–50; fop + -ery Related Words for fopperies frippery, gathering, flounce, ruffle, lace, garbage, tuck, jazz, extravagance, amenity, decoration, thing, superfluity, doodad, gimcrack, garnish, fuss, gingerbread, fandangle, foppery Examples from the Web for fopperies Historical Examples of fopperies
They have obtained more liberty since, and can dispense with these “fopperies.”
The unities of time and place have always appeared to me fopperies, as far as they require close observance of the French rules.
John Gibson Lockhart
He plays the game with the gloves off, he strips bare all the fopperies and artificialities of the world.
S. P. B. Mais
I visited all the famous ones, and it would fill a volume to tell you the fopperies that’s said of them.
George Laurence Gomme
George Osborne lying yonder, all his fopperies ended, with a bullet through his heart?
Edward William Thomson
British Dictionary definitions for fopperies foppery noun plural -peries
- the clothes, affectations, obsessions, etc, of or befitting a fop
Word Origin and History for fopperies foppery n.