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

  • Sporting a coxcomb of spiky hair and stylish sideburns, Lin goes by the nickname Super Dan pronounced "dahn," not like the shortened version of Daniel.
  • Those sacks you see the natives carrying along the white roads on Sunday morning contain the coxcomb choir.
  • A redoubtable tosspot and coxcomb, he was celebrated throughout the Quarter for drinking Modigliani under the table; his fondness for this potent Italian apritif still remains .
News & Articles

  • RALPH NADER: Who Wants to Be Town Jester of Winsted, Connecticut?
    There’s an old saying “in humor there is truth.” Until the 18th century, British monarchs, surrounded by sycophantic entourages, retained court Jesters to tell them the truth in the garb of satire and motley costumes with donkey ears, red-flannel coxcomb and bells.
    Feb. 23, 2014 - Litchfield County Times
Quotes

  • John Ruskin in The Australian
    I have seen and heard much of cockney impudence before now, but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint into the public's face,the famous critic John Ruskin said in 1877 of Whistler's Nocturne in...

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