His manner assures her ‘that he was exactly the coxcomb she had heard him described to be.’
He is a silly and superficial man, a fop or coxcomb .
As an afterthought, the red-headed girl suddenly added, ‘Good gracious, that Adam Weatherly is such a coxcomb .’
He was annoyed at the man's insolence but realised he must have appeared a coxcomb in Mr. Howitt's eyes.
Wouldn't that be egg all over the face of the dizzy-eyed coxcomb of a Prime Minister.
The buttons are worn about an inch apart, evincing les coxcombery than in the defunct days of close buttons.
A review charges Carlyle with carrying "quaintness, neologism and coxcombery " through three volumes of "flippant pseudo-philosophy."
Mr. Haines stirred up a good deal of merriment by his coxcombery and cheek.
In my hopes of satiating your desires for a peek at the treats that only a life of coxcombry can provide, I present this.
It is this coxcombry which leads him so often into allegory and objectless personification.