Foppishness Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Foppishness

  1. Acres, Bob affected, vain, cowardly, blustery country gentleman. [Br. Lit.: The Rivals]
  2. Aguecheek, Sir Andrew silly old fop, believes himself young. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
  3. Blakeney, Percy rescuer of French revolution victims disguises himself as brainless fop. [Br. Lit.: Scarlet Pimpernel]
  4. Brummel, Beau (George B. Brummel, 1778–1840) “prince of dandies.” [Br. Hist.: Century Cyclopedia, 682]
  5. Flutter, Sir Fopling witless dandy. [Br. Lit.: The Man of Mode]
  6. Foppington, Lord a selfish coxcomb, most intent upon dress and fashion. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 381]
  7. 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]
  8. Malyneaux epitome of the British dandy. [Am. Lit.: Monsieur Beaucaire, Magill I, 616–617]
  9. Yankee Doodle Dandy feather-capped dandy; “handy” with the girls. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 439]