princox
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1540 archaic a pert youth ; coxcomb

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  • princox — [prin′käks΄] n. [earlier also princocks < ? PREEN + cox , as in COXCOMB] Obs. a coxcomb; fop …   English World dictionary

  • Princox — Princock Prin cock, Princox Prin cox, n. [Prim + cock.] A coxcomb; a pert boy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • princox — /prin koks, pring /, n. Archaic. a self confident young fellow; coxcomb. Also, princock /prin kok, pring /. [1530 40; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • princox — prin·cox …   English syllables

  • princox —  a pert, lively, or forward fellow. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • princox — ˈprinˌkäks, iŋˌkä noun or princock äk (plural princoxes or princocks) Etymology: prin of unknown origin + cox, alteration of cock archaic : a pert youth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Princock — Prin cock, Princox Prin cox, n. [Prim + cock.] A coxcomb; a pert boy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • coxcomb — n dandy, jack a dandy, fop, dude, beau, spark, popinjay; blade, Chiefly Brit. blood, buck, jackanapes, whippersnapper; Fr. petit maitre.Beau Brummel, macaroni, Archaic. princox; exquisite, Sl. peacock, prinker, preener, show off; fashion plate,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • popinjay — n coxcomb, dandy, jack a dandy, fop, dude, beau, spark; blade, Chiefly Brit. blood, buck, jackanapes, whippersnapper; Fr. petit maitre. Beau Brummel, macaroni, Archaic. princox; exquisite, Sl. peacock, prinker, preener, show off; fashion plate,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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