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COXCOMB

 Dictionary entry overview: What does coxcomb mean? 

COXCOMB (noun)
  The noun COXCOMB has 3 senses:

1. a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
2. a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
3. the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

  Familiarity information: COXCOMB used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COXCOMB (noun)


Sense 1coxcomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

coxcomb; cockscomb

Hypernyms ("coxcomb" is a kind of...):

beau; clotheshorse; dandy; dude; fashion plate; fop; gallant; sheik; swell (a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance)


Sense 2coxcomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

coxcomb; cockscomb

Hypernyms ("coxcomb" is a kind of...):

cap (a tight-fitting headdress)


Sense 3coxcomb [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

comb; coxcomb; cockscomb

Hypernyms ("coxcomb" is a kind of...):

crest (a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal)

Holonyms ("coxcomb" is a part of...):

gallinacean; gallinaceous bird (heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds)


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