Foppishness


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Foppishness

Acres, Bob
affected, vain, cowardly, blustery country gentleman. [Br. Lit.: The Rivals]
Aguecheek, Sir Andrew
silly old fop, believes himself young. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
Blakeney, Percy
rescuer of French revolution victims disguises himself as brainless fop. [Br. Lit.: Scarlet Pimpernel]
Brummel, Beau
(George B. Brummel, 1778–1840) “prince of dandies.” [Br. Hist.: Century Cyclopedia, 682]
Flutter, Sir Fopling
witless dandy. [Br. Lit.: The Man of Mode]
Foppington, Lord
a selfish coxcomb, most intent upon dress and fashion. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 381]
Kookie
teen idol of 1950s whose character was depicted by slick shirts, tight pants, and “wet look” hairstyle. [TV: “77 Sunset Strip” in Terrace, II, 282–283]
Malyneaux
epitome of the British dandy. [Am. Lit.: Monsieur Beaucaire, Magill I, 616–617]
Yankee Doodle Dandy
feather-capped dandy; “handy” with the girls. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 439]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As the chit-chatting cocktailers mill about awaiting Timon's arrival, the Painter, decked out in a brilliant red hat and a colorless thrift-store blazer over a kelly green T-shirt - and played with a kind of club-kid foppishness by Scott Parkinson - lounges with his sketch pad in a rented folding chair.
The violent foppishness of Britain's youth stylings has long excited worldwide comment, whether in the American reaction to the Beatles' hairstyles in 1964, or in Japan's current fascination with the precise, simultaneous excavation of every youth fashion since World War II.
Atienza is a mockery of foppishness. Pennell's paunchy Stephano is an overweening, petty tyrant emboldened by drink, whose abuse of Caliban is cruel and debasing.
What the reader is left with is the indelible impression of the many forms these degradations can take, the glacial process of change, and an air of governing foppishness and buffoonery that is downright embarassing and far more befitting a Restoration comedy than a 20th century institution such as the Times.
The late, great NME hack Steven Wells described Belle and Sebastian as "insipid bedwetters" and far worse but somehow I don't think such insults hold much sway; they revel in their affected, duffel-coated foppishness. And so do we.
They love a decent goalkicker in these parts and the mercurial Gavin Henson, an intriguing embodiment of foppishness and virility, proved himself to be exactly that.