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Popinjay

Popinjay Meaning & Definition
Popinjay Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Popinjay?

[n] archaic
[n] a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)

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See Also | egoist | egotist | parrot | swellhead

Popinjay In Webster's Dictionary

\Pop"in*jay\, n. [OE. popingay, papejay, OF. papegai, papegaut; cf. Pr. papagai, Sp. & Pg. papagayo, It. pappagallo, LGr. ?, NGr. ?; in which the first syllables are perhaps imitative of the bird's chatter, and the last either fr. L. gallus cock, or the same word as E. jay, F. geai. Cf. {Papagay}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The green woodpecker. (b) A parrot. The pye and popyngay speak they know not what. --Tyndale. 2. A target in the form of a parrot. [Scot.] 3. A trifling, chattering, fop or coxcomb. ``To be so pestered with a popinjay.'' --Shak.

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