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Webster 1828 Edition


Foppishly

FOP'PISHLY

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adv.
With vain ostentation of dress; in a trifling or affected manner.

Definition 2022


foppishly

foppishly

English

Adverb

foppishly (comparative more foppishly, superlative most foppishly)

  1. In a foppish way.
    • 2008 May 31, Elisabetta Povoledo, “Michelangelo for Readers With Deep Pockets”, in New York Times:
      With Piazza Maggiore, Bologna’s main square, as the backdrop, a short video depiction of the volume, which can be seen on www.fmronline.it , was followed on Thursday night by an hourlong spectacle that included dozens of costumed dancers, a string quartet playing from a stage suspended in midair, suckling pigs roasted over a pit, a fake snowfall and a foppishly dressed acrobat walking Spiderman-style up the facade of San Petronio, the city’s cathedral.