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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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