noun /ˈkɒkskəmɹɪ/
a) A behaviour or manner that is characteristic of a coxcomb; a foppish behaviour.

He was clean shaved; clean shaving is a favorite coxcombry of the deacon class.

b) Behaviour or airs characteristic of a coxcomb; foppishness.

His manner was perhaps the more seductive, / Because he neer seemd anxious to seduce; / Nothing affected, studied, or constructive / Of coxcombry or conquest: no abuse / Of his attractions marrd the fair perspective, / To indicate a Cupidon broke loose, / And seem to say, "Resist us if you can" / Which makes a dandy while it spoils a man.

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  • coxcombry — noun (plural ries) Date: 1770 behavior that is characteristic of a coxcomb ; foppery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coxcombry — /koks kohm ree/, n., pl. coxcombries. 1. the manners or behavior of a coxcomb. 2. a foppish trait. [1600 10; COXCOMB + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • coxcombry — n. conceitedness, behavior of a coxcomb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coxcombry — n. Foppishness, vain glory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • coxcombry — cox·comb·ry …   English syllables

  • coxcombry — cox•comb•ry [[t]ˈkɒksˌkoʊm ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) the manners or behavior of a coxcomb 2) a foppish trait • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

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