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popinjay

  

      n  
1    a conceited, foppish, or excessively talkative person  
2       an archaic word for       parrot  
3    the figure of a parrot used as a target  
     (C13 papeniai, from Old French papegay a parrot, from Spanish papagayo, from Arabic babagha)  
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popinjay

  
  
buck     (archaic)   coxcomb     (archaic)   dandy, fop, jackanapes, peacock, swell     (informal)  

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poplin, pointy, porina, pop

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