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Noun: coxcomb  'kóks,kowm
  1. A conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
    - cockscomb
  2. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
    - cockscomb
  3. The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
    - comb, cockscomb

Derived forms: coxcombs

Type of: beau [archaic], cap, clotheshorse [informal], crest, dandy, dude [informal], fashion plate, fop, gallant [archaic], swell [informal]

Part of: gallinacean, gallinaceous bird

Encyclopedia: Coxcomb