Complete Definition of "popinjay"

English

Etymology
Old French papegai a parrot, from Greek ÏαÏαγÏÏ (papagos) a parrot.

Noun
popinjay

  1. A garrulous and conceited person; a coxcomb, dandy, fop
  2. dated a parrot or green woodpecker
  3. a wooden parrot, or similar object, stuck on a pole as a target to be shot at
  4. A heraldic (or other) representation of a parrot

category:Birds

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