“Anciently, a fool. Fools, in great families, wore a cap with bells, on the top of which was a piece of red cloth in the shape of a cock’s comb. At present, coxcomb signifies a fop, or vain self-conceited fellow.”
Regency romance redrawn with Author Cora Lee
2 thoughts on “Regency Word Wednesday”
Cora, I always think coxcomb sounds a lovely word.
Interesting! It’s a word I never particularly liked–makes me think of people I wouldn’t want to hang out with 😀